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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Last updated: 17/01/2024 10:41

Enrolment and induction information for the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Congratulations on being offered a place at Cardiff University. We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

At the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH), we’re excited to be welcoming you to campus for the start of the academic year. You did so well to get here and we’re looking forward to getting to know you and work alongside you during your time here.

To help you settle into student life, we have planned induction activities where you will have the opportunity to get to know both staff and other students in the school.

School induction activities

All induction activities are running in person unless otherwise stated. It is important that you attend all the required sessions scheduled throughout induction week. If any of the activities change, we will notify you through your Cardiff University email address. Please check your emails daily.

You can download the induction timetable or scroll down below for the full list.

We hope you enjoy Freshers’ week and getting stuck into all the Students’ Union has to offer. We can’t wait to have you join us!

EARTH Introduction

9:15 - 10:45Law/0.22Welcome and introduction to EARTH

Jenny Pike, Head of School
Andrew Kerr, Director of Learning & Teaching
Roberto Loza, Year 1 Coordinator
11:00 - 12:00Law/0.22

Starting your studies / 10-min Shout out

Student Life / Staff: Roberto, Jo Williams

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 17:00 Clubs and sports afternoon

Support for Learning

10:30 - 11:00Sir Martin Evans/C/-1.01

Tutorials Introduction

Staff: Iain

11:00 - 11:30 

Extenuating Circumstances / General teaching support 

Staff: Abby Jesnick

11:45 - 12:15 Central IT Induction Talk 

Staff: Nicholas Russell
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:00Sir Martin Evans/C/-1.01Library Induction

Staff: Scott Pryor
14:15 - 15:15Sir Martin Evans/C/-1.01

Mentoring and Placements

Staff: Sam Harrison /Lisa Gallone

Fieldwork Support

10:00 -  12:15Main 0.02

Equipment handout session

Geology 10:00-10:20
Exploration Geology: 10:20-10:40
Environmental Geoscience 10:40-11:00
Environmental Geography 11:00- 11:20
Marine Geography 11:20-11:40
Physical Geography 11:40-12:00
Environmental Sustainability Science 12:00-12:15

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 13:45Sir Martin Evans/C/-1.01

Fieldwork Staff: Chris Berry Health

Safety Staff: Chris Berry

13:45 - 14:00 

Field trip briefing

Roberto Loza


Glamorgan Heritage Coast Fieldtrip
9:15 -  17:00 

Group A, B, C & D


Glamorgan Heritage Coast Fieldtrip,
9:15 -  17:00 

Group E, F, G & H

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI)

9:30 - 11:30Blackboard Ultra

Equality, diversity & inclusivity

Asynchonous online

11:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 17:00 Clubs and sports afternoon

Your degree and orientation

9:00 - 9:50Main 1.60

IT induction (1)
Marine Geography & Environmental Geoscience

Staff: Ahmad Shmela

 Main 1.25

Exploration Geology

Staff: James

 Main 2.38

Environmental Sustainability Science

Staff: Adrian

9:50 - 10:50Main 1.60

IT induction (2)

Staff: Ahmad Shmela

9:50 - 10:50Main 1.25

Marine Geography
Staff: Roo

 Main 1.40

Environmental Geoscience
Staff: Tim

10:50 - 12:45Law 2.27

Maths Support 

Staff: Azrah Khan

13:10 - 14:00Students Union

Students Union

Staff: TBC

14:00 - 14:15Law 2.27

Student Voice
Staff: Shasta

14:15 - 15:15Main 1.40


Staff: Andrew

14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 -15:20Main 1.60

IT induction (3) 

Physical Geography

Staff: Ahmad Shmela

14:30 - 15:20Main 0.13

Environmental Geography

Staff: Henrik

15:30 - 16:20Main 1.60

IT induction (4)

Environmental Geography

Staff: Ahmad Shmela

15:30 - 16:20Main 0.13

Physical Geography

Staff: Tom Lawrence

Assessment and Feedback

10:00 - 10:50Law 0.22

Assessment & Feedback

Staff: Ahmad Shmela

  20 minute break
11:10 - 13:00Sir Martin Evans / C/-1.01

EA1301 lecture

Staff: Chris MacLeod