School of Geosciences Alumni

The School of Geosciences wishes to encourage alumni to maintain contact with each other and with the School, promote the professional development of alumni & to foster links between industry, alumni and the School of Geosciences through talks and events. To this end, the School has three alumni groups: the long-running Edgeworth David Geological Society, the broader, more recently formed, Geosciences Alumni and, the Geography Field School Alumni. The contact details for alumni groups are as follows:

Edgeworth David Geological Society

Contact: Dr David Branagan
Phone: +61 2 9351 3304


Mackay, David and Mawson raise the flag at the Magnetic South Pole 16 January 190. Image Copyright:

Geosciences Alumni

Contact: Sue Taylor
Phone: +61 2 9036 7583

Please feel free to contact the above staff to join either alumni group, request further information, or if you have a suggestion for Geosciences Alumni.

The School of Geosciences' alumni program is a part of the University's broader alumni program. Interested alumni may also wish to consider registering their details with this program. Alumni can register online, as well as find out more about the University's alumni services.

Geography Field School Alumni

The essence of the Field School is a framework of experiential learning to give students a field-based understanding of development, environment and rural social change at the village level, and to foster learning with and through peers at universities in host countries.

Phil Hirsch ran the Southeast Asia Field School in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006. In 2009 and 2010 the Southeast Asia field school will also include China and Cambodia. From 1999, John Connell and Eric Waddell established a South Pacific Field School to provide an option for students in alternate years, and John also ran this in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2008.

We encourage all students of the field trips to keep maintain contact and continue to learn from each other and your experiences. For more information, please contact .


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