It has been a few weeks now since I returned from the Arctic but to be honest, this is the first chance I have had to blog about it and what a fantastic trip it was! I have seen and walked upon some of the most beautiful landscapes this earth has to offer this summer and it would be impossible to write about every single adventure and experience from the trip, so here is a selection of a few of my favourite pictures from Svalbard, 2012... Enjoy!
So, after the exciting weeks in the Arctic, I continued my journey through Oslo, Voss and Bergen before finally returning to the UK.
On our return to the UK, it was on with the field report! I chose to look at the hydrology of Von Postbreen glacier, making use of the measurements from the hydrological monitoring station and spot measurement collected as we explored the glacier during the field camp in Templefjörden. I really enjoyed this project, and it made me think that I would enjoy conducting further research into this area... Hopefully some PhD studentships pop up over the next year in related areas.
After the field report, it was back to the thesis that I had admittedly neglected for several weeks. It was strange, and quite difficult to try and get back into a project that I hadn't looked at for a while, but after some refreshing, I managed to continue with the outstanding sections, and several late nights and many energy drinks later, it was finished! And that was it... Masters complete!
With the thesis submitted, the four years of University education, and the thirteen years of school and sixth form before that have drawn to a close (for now...)I'm staying in Sheffield and will continue to work for BSkyB as a service advisor for the broadband and talk technical team. I have a nice new apartment, not far from the city centre and will live here whilst I build up a bit of money from working full time. My next plans are to apply for a PhD, hopefully for 2013 entry, and the hunt is well and truly underway!
What happens next... Who knows! I'll keep you posted....