AAPG Chapter at the University of Manchester
Thanks for visiting the website! Established in 2005 in Manchester, the student chapter now has over 100 members and counting! We aim to put on a great calender of social and educational events during the year and increase our membership. We want to promote careers in the oil and gas industry and academia.
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Basin Studies Group
The student chapter are strongly affiliated with the Basins Studies Group at Manchester. It is one of the largest groups of researchers in the UK with expertise in terrestrial and marine surface processes, sedimentology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy and basin tectonics. Click the image for more information.
Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is currently the world's largest geological society. The Student Chapter Program of AAPG includes over 150 chapters globally and provides students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serves as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives.
The Manchester Student Chapter has been recently established, aiming to attract a cross section of undergraduates, masters and PhD student members. The purpose of the organisation is to promote education and networking opportunities within the general field of petroleum geology. This will provide opportunities for our fellow students to learn more about a career in the geoscience industry. We plan on doing this by hosting regular seminars from a range of company representatives (as well as academic staff) that will hopefully give an insight into life in industry. In addition to this, the student chapter will organise social events, special competitions, and take part in the Imperial Barrel Award.
Although the chapter may seem petroleum orientated, our job is not to influence students into a petroleum career, but to help and allow them to make up their own mind about what career and company they are looking for, be it academia or industry. Hence we feel that this is highly important for students, who often go through much of their undergraduate degrees without much exposure to industry, and we will persevere to provide all students with the information and experience of industry needed to make the right choice for them.