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First year geography student wins RGS Fieldwork prize for China research

Posted on 09/05/2012

Abigail Alderson, currently in her first year studying Geography at Royal Holloway, has won a prestigious fieldwork award from the Royal Geographical Society. The 'Learning and Leading Fieldwork Apprenticeship’ will allow Abigail to participate in fieldwork in China together with Dr Thomas Stevens and Dr Anna Bird. 

Abigail will be acting as field assistant and obtaining samples from the northern Tibetan plateau and deserts of northern China, to establish if there is any influence from Tibet on the source of loess within the plateau. The trip is into an extremely remote, dramatic and difficult-to-access part of China.  Abigail says that as well as learning stratigraphy techniques, she is also looking forwards to exploring the culture of the area.

Following the apprenticeship Abigail will join a long tradition of Royal Holloway students in acting as ‘Geography Ambassador’ for the RGS, sharing her experiences and promoting Geography as a discipline to school students.


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