"As a foreign student I found the BEES staff and students to be very welcoming when I first arrived in Ireland. My ability to demonstrate complex ideas to undergraduate students improved significantly thanks to the school's focus on teaching and learning. As a postgraduate I feel I was offered the freedom to express my own ideas and geological concepts. This helped me to be more confident generally and in my field of expertise"
Brenton Fairey, Sandtrak Geologist with Chemostrat Ltd. (UK)
“College was a very different experience for me in geology than my friends in other disciplines. The fieldtrips are what set geology apart. Through the four years we went to Antrim, Dingle, Wexford, Scotland, Connemara and Greece. I went on adventures every year with my closest friends and made some of my favourite and craziest college memories, both in the field and in the evenings.”
Emma Kearney, Engineering Geologist, IGSL Ltd. (Ireland)
"I spent 5 years as an undergraduate and research masters student in the School of BEES. The quality of the lectures and fieldtrips provided by the highly experienced and friendly staff was the main foundation for beginning my career in Geology. The diverse course content and variation in style of learning has given me the opportunity to gain employment in a wide variety of professions. The moments which stand out clearest in my mind are the locations for the group photographs taken on each fieldtrip - Giants Causeway in Co. Antrim, Slea Head in Dingle, Co. Kerry, the Isle of Mull in the highlands of Scotland, and overlooking the crystal blue Gulf of Corinth in Greece"
Austin Hynes, Environmental Scientist at O'Callaghan Moran & Associates (Ireland)