Level 4’s first experience of a residential field course

Posted on 11th February 2016

Final preparations are underway for this year's Level 4 field course to Snowdonia in Betws-y-coed.

Our first year students will spend five days and four nights at the Draper’s FSC Field Centre in Betws-y-coed as part of their core module GE4003 Foundations for Successful Studentship. The students and staff depart Friday 12th February and return on Tuesday 16th February.

The aim of this field course is to examine and evaluate the Physical and Human research opportunities in the area. Such as:

Devon 2 - Geography & International Development

Physical geography:

  • Geology (lithology)
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology (water quality)
  • Hydrology (Flooding, erosion)
  • Climate
  • Coastal processes
  • And the implications of Human intervention


Human Geography

  • Sustainable Communities
  • Landscape analysis/evaluation
Devon 3 - Geography & International Development


River Processes and Flood Management (Natural Hazard Management):

  • Hydro Flooding
  • Management
  • Drainage Basin Systems
  • Stream Classifications

And much more...