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Staff lunch to celebrate generous donation to the ASE

29 Nov 2019

All ASE staff enjoyed a lunch together in celebration of a very generous donation to the school from an anonymous donor. The donation will enable us to keep taking students on field trips, a key part of our undergraduate programme that provides an understanding of the Earth and environment that cannot be gained from classroom studies alone. Studies in the field give students the opportunity to connect concepts they’ve learned in the classroom with the real world, to learn the cutting-edge techniques used in scientific research, and to engage with the world around them. We are profoundly grateful and sincerely appreciate the support of our work to train the future environmental scientists of Southeast Asia.

Curious about our fieldtrips? The first field trip our students make is Introductory Field Experience, here is commentary about the course by ASE undergraduate Grace Tay published in Today Online. The course includes a beach clean-up, this year our enthusiastic students and staff collected 227 kg of plastic waste as a primer to the part of the course that deals with anthropogenic impacts on coastal ecosystems. 

Find a list of all our field programmes here