Earth, geography and environment degree courses, education and research

“The general mission of Nurdle is to create a genuine difference to our oceans, coastlines and associated wildlife.”

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science graduate co-founded a business (Nurdle) to clean South-West beaches of marine debris, specifically 'nurdles' with funding from the University's BETA Enterprise Programme

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Professor Iain Stewart, Chair in geoscience communication

“The overlapping diversity of disciplines here at Plymouth makes it a great place to study geology, and our fantastic geological backyard is ideal for an outstanding range of fieldwork experiences.”

Professor Iain Stewart MBE
Professor of Geoscience Communication, Sustainable Earth Institute
<p>Port Isaac, Cornwall</p>
Port Isaac, Cornwall
<p>Haytor, Dartmoor National Park</p>
Haytor, Dartmoor National Park
<p>Pedn Vounder and Porthcurno Beach, South Cornwall</p>
Pedn Vounder and Porthcurno Beach, South Cornwall
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<p>Natalie Andersen - BSc (Hons) Environmental Science</p>
<p>Baobab tree in Madagascar</p>