Category Archives: Teaching & Learning

Confessions of an Admissions Tutor

By Hilary Weller I am a postgraduate admissions tutor, so I see a lot of applications for PhD positions and I do a lot of interviewing. I would like to share some tips for applicants for PhD and post-doc positions … Continue reading

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THE BRAVE PROJECT – Annual meeting, January 2017, Ghana

By Galine Yanon – Walker Institute The overall objective of the BRAVE project is to quantify the impacts of climatic variability and change on groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa. More than 40 institutions from Burkina Faso, Ghana … Continue reading

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From kilobytes to petabytes for global change research: take the skills survey!

By Vicky Lucas Institute for Environmental Analytics If you deal with megabytes of environmental sample data, or gigabytes of sensor data, or terabytes of model data or petabytes of remote sensing data, then I’d like you to take a survey.  … Continue reading

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Meteorology PhD theses digitised

By Catherine Turner The Meteorology department at Reading is internationally renowned for its research. This research includes hundreds of theses for which we regularly receive requests for copies.  As the department’s librarian, I wanted to digitise our collection of theses … Continue reading

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Climate Scientists, Cabinets and Communities in Conversation in Africa

By Ros Cornforth The Africa Climate Exchange (AfClix) is working in Africa, creating opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between climate scientists, decision-makers and local communities. We encourage the sharing of understanding, and the exchange of knowledge, in order to use … Continue reading

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Melting of floating ice and sea level

By Remi Tailleux Sea level rise due to global warming is an important societal issue. This motivated me a few years ago to make it part of my “Introduction to Oceanography’’ module. The main effects are easy to understand. Global sea … Continue reading

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Excellent REF 2014 results for Department of Meteorology

The results for the Research Excellence Framework (REF), REF 2014, the UK’s latest assessment of University research, were released this morning (18 December 2014). The University of Reading as a whole has moved upward and the Department of Meteorology performed well, … Continue reading

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Meteorology student life at Reading

By Pete Inness We’ve now had 3 weeks of the Autumn Term and the undergraduate students at Reading are already taking part in a number of activities to get them out of the classroom and experience some of the more … Continue reading

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Heating up for a new academic year

By Maarten Ambaum When most “normal” people are enjoying their holidays, many academics are gearing up for the next academic year. Come October, when our new students sit expectantly in the lecture halls, we need to present them with the … Continue reading

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Preparing future scientists to help solve the biggest challenges facing the Earth

How are scientists able to predict the complex and chaotic reality of global weather and climate? The answer: by turning the fiendishly complicated natural processes of Planet Earth into sophisticated mathematical equations – and being able to interpret the results. … Continue reading

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