Cağatay Cal

Cağatay carrying out fieldwork in Sparta, Greece with his project supervisors Dr Sarah Boulton and Dr Zoë Mildon to collect data on a prominent geological fault

I have a sponsor, the Turkish Government, that supports me to do a master program about active tectonics topics. After some research, I got in touch with my supervisor, Dr Sarah Boulton.  She accepted me as a master's student after the doctoral college assessed that my education level was appropriate for this programme.
My supervisors are encouraging, I have learned many skills and gained much knowledge from them, especially during the fieldwork.

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Cağatay carrying out
fieldwork in Sparta, Greece with his project supervisors Dr Sarah Boulton and
Dr Zoë Mildon to collect data on a prominent geological fault.



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Before starting this programme, I worked as an engineering geologist. I participated in many highways, railway and airport projects and I learnt computer skills, AutoCAD, Q-GIS, ArcGIS software and in-situ tests, including Cone Penetration Test and Ménard Pres. 
Earthquake studies are crucial in order to reduce earthquake damage. Of course, there are numerous sub-branches of the discipline and being a part of these kind of studies feels me satisfied.

I have come to the University of Plymouth to improve my knowledge about active tectonics and I have learned many different topics and skills, especially active tectonics topics. 
I participated in fieldwork several times for geology modules. All of them were really enjoyable and beneficial for me. However participating in master’s level fieldwork was amazing. I saw the historical city of Sparta, and I have learned many fieldwork skills related to earthquake studies.
The University is a supportive institution. Not only the lecturers but also university opportunities are really beneficial for me during my studies here.

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</p><div>Ruins in Mystras (also Mistras, Myzithras) a historical fortified Bizantine town in Laconia, near ancient Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece.</div>

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Ruins in Mystras (also Mistras, Myzithras) a historical fortified Bizantine town in Laconia, near ancient Sparta, Peloponnese, Greece.

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