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Chartership News

kljChartership Officer Bill Gaskarth hails yet another record number of applications

The number of applications for the November interviews was another record at 45. Elsewhere in this issue the President emphasises our pressing need for more Scrutineers. Success brings its own problems! Elsewhere in this issue (and online) Keith Seymour writes of the strong interest in Chartership that has developed in the Environment Agency. This is extremely encouraging and I expect to receive an increasing flow of applications from that quarter.


MSc courses in Petroleum Geoscience for Exploration and Petroleum Geoscience for Reservoir Development and Production at Manchester University have both been re-Accredited. Demand for these courses is high and some 50 students are following them this year. The MSc in Exploration Geophysics at Leeds University is presently being reviewed. This course has had a large increase in the number of students this year with 38 on the course. It is pleasing to see demand for these vocational MSc degrees growing, and we hope that other universities are seeing similar success.

Following the successful Accreditation application from the Petroleum Geoscience MSc at Imperial College, Imperial promises an application for their Petroleum Geophysics course shortly. We are also expecting an application from the University of Sussex for their MSc in Applied Engineering Geomorphology this year.


Just before going to press we also learned that the Science Council has now agreed to our offering a ‘20+ years experience’ route to Chartered Scientist (CSci), to go alongside the popular one for CGeol (which has received over 20 applications since its introduction).