13 April, 2018

Undergraduate research experience placement in forestry and soil hydrology at Bangor University

A funded opportunity is available for an undergraduate student (subject to eligibility, see below) to be part of the Multi-Land Project at Bangor University ( The opportunity will contribute to research conducted by PhD student, Bid Webb, and will investigate the relationship between tree species and hydrology and implications for natural flood risk management. The work will run for 10 weeks from July until the end of September, but exact dates are flexible, and will be supported by a student stipend of £200 per week supported by the Soils Training and Research Studentships (STARS) NERC-BBSRC scheme. The project will involve taking in situ field measurements as well as soil and root samples across locations in North West Wales and conducting laboratory analyses. You will have the opportunity to develop the contrasting but complementary skills of field work, laboratory work as well as data analysis whilst gaining practical experience using the latest technology in the field and laboratory. Full training and support will be given but lone working will be expected at times. Candidates with their own transport are desirable but not essential.
If you want to contribute to cutting-edge research on the hotly-debated topic of natural flood risk management, gain practical research experience, earn money and develop your CV, send a short (less than one A4 page) letter of motivation to Bid Webb by the end of May 2018. If you need further details, or to discuss the opportunity, feel free to contact me by email.

Bid Webb
School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Bangor University

Please note the following eligibility criteria. Applicants should:

• Be studying for an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC’s scientific remit (e.g. mathematics, statistics, computing, engineering, physics).
• Be applying for a placement in a different department to their undergraduate degree.
• Be undertaking their first undergraduate degree studies (or integrated Masters).
• Be expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree.
• Be eligible for subsequent NERC PhD funding (i.e. UK, EU or right to remain in the UK).