Geology student honoured in National Student Awards

22 October 2018

Second-year MEsci (International) Geology student Manon Carpenter has been honoured at the Institute of Quarrying National Student Awards.

The Institute of Quarrying is the international professional body for quarrying, construction materials and the related extractive and processing industries, with over 6,000 members in some 50 countries of the world. Their objective is to promote progressive improvements in all aspects of operational performance through the medium of education and training.

Manon, who is currently undertaking a study abroad placement in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, was nominated for her continuous hard work and passion towards her course, as well as demonstrating strong potential for a successful career in the mineral extractives industry. She is one of only seven UK students who picked up an award, receiving a certificate acknowledging her achievement, plus two years free student membership of the Institute of Quarrying. As a member, Manon will have access to invaluable advice about the skills, training and personal development needs required to build successful industry careers.

James Thorne is Chief Executive Officer at IQ: “These young geologists […] can take advantage of invitations to networking events, receive professional help with career development through the industry’s monthly magazine Quarry Management and Agg-Net.com, and attend educational webinars industry experts, to name a few.”

Everyone at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences is delighted that Manon has received this award, and we look forward to welcoming her back to Cardiff at the end of her year abroad.