UCL Earth Sciences


Undergraduate Virtual Open Days

UCL Earth Sciences combines the ideas and principles of biology, chemistry, physics, maths and geography to understand how our planet works, from atomic to planetary scale.

Our Virtual Open Days:

are a great chance to find out more about your chosen course, the department and studying at UCL. You'll have the opportunity to hear from academic staff and ask any questions you might have about life at UCL. 

Register for our next Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Day April 2023 Recording

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Exploring Earth Sciences:

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We travel widely, working in many different countries and climates: on an exploration drilling rig in the cold of Alaska or the heat of the Persian Gulf, in Antarctica, the Himalayas, at sea drilling the ocean floor, in arid environments seeking groundwater, and in the many naturally hazardous volcanic and tectonically active regions of the world. 

Student Spotlight: Isabelle Hoppe

Isabelle Hoppe

Studing: Environmental Geoscience:
Past climates and working with isotopes to reconstruct past environments has been a personal highlight and I can’t wait to get in the field and deepen my understanding of the impactful geophysical processes as well.

Live Rock Crushing Experiment

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Professor Tom Mitchell presents a live rock crushing experiement recorded during our Undergraduate Virtual Open Day.


Welcome to Earth Sciences:

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See how you can make a difference to today's world.

Fieldtrip Highlight: Ries impact crater

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Asteroid and comet collisions have shaped the surface of the Earth – this fieldtrip gives students to opportunity to study impact geology of such event that occured ~14.5 million years ago. Finding solutions to global environmental issues is at the heart of Earth Sciences. From atoms to atmosphere, we study the planet as you've never seen it before

Ancient rocks in virtual reality: Virtual Field Trip

unable to take part in their normal field-based classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are instead using virtual reality headsets to learn about Britain’s oldest rocks from northwest Scotland.

As we were unable to take part in normal field-based classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, students are instead using virtual reality headsets to learn about Britain’s oldest rocks from northwest Scotland.


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