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Double recognition for CDT student at Newcastle

Alex Svalova, a CDT student in the 2014 cohort studying at the University of Newcastle, is in a winning groove as she has been chosen to showcase her research at the UK parliament in Westminster on 13th March as part of the STEM for BRITAIN programme. Alex is joining 5 other PhD students in Science, […]


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Annual Conference 2016

83 PhD students comprising the first three annual intakes to the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas were joined by a similar number of representatives from industry, academic partners, government and regulatory authorities for the CDT’s 2nd Annual Conference held in James Watt Centre 2 on 7th November.


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Petroleum Basins Analysis, Orkney visitors and YP Mentor Networking – all in a week’s work for the CDT’s second student cohort

The 2015 cohort returned to Heriot-Watt in mid-February for the second module in their year 1 training programme. An Introduction to Geology session was held at the Dovecot Tapestry Studios in Edinburgh City Centre, hosted by Andy Bell, regional team leader, Global Geology Research and including a ‘treasure-hunt’ to identify various stones used in the […]


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Biostratigraphy and Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy

The NERC CDT training programme comprises 20 weeks of training, 16 of which are mandatory training for all students and 4 weeks comprise optional modules. The overall aim of the training program is to give students the opportunity to take advanced level courses applicable to their area of research, and to widen their knowledge and […]


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2015 Environmental Impact and Regulation module

The first two weeks of November have seen the new 2015 cohort of CDT PhD students undertake their first tailored training modules, based at Heriot Watt University. The students were introduced to the CDT community at the Annual Conference, which was followed by a two-day Induction course giving a half-day session to each of the […]


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Annual Conference 2015

The NERC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Oil & Gas held its annual conference on November 2nd 2015 at Heriot-Watt University. The conference was opened by the University’s Principal, Prof. Williams, the Scottish Minister for Energy, Business and Tourism, Fergus Ewing MSP, and NERC’s Director of Science & Innovation, Dr Ian Gillespie.


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