Main department contacts
- General enquiries / first point of contact: Peter Gaunt or Stephen Jenkins
- Timetables for distance learning students: Dr Phil Hopley .
- Examinations: Exams Officer Dr Karen Hudson-Edwards Deputy Exams Officer Prof Hilary Downes
- Fieldwork for Environmental Geology Project: Dr Karen Hudson-Edwards
- Planetary Science and Astronomy project: Dr Ian Crawford
- The department's postbox for undergraduate students is situated on the 2nd floor of the South Wing Building, near the main staircase. Please check at regular intervals for any post addressed to you.
Your contact details
- Email is the main method by which we will contact you, so it's important that we get your email address right. We offer two options (but prefer to use Birkbeck Webmail accounts):
- Please ensure that the department administrator always has a current work and home address, and up-to-date telephone numbers for you. It is sometimes necessary to contact students urgently and, if the address and phone number details are not correct, you could perhaps be put to a lot of unnecessary inconvenience
- Autumn 2010 newsletter
- If you'd like to include an item in the next newsletter, please contact the department administrator.
Fieldwork and field classes
- Find out when we are running our field classes and fieldwork trips.
- Fieldwork safety guide: you should read the Fieldwork Safety Guide carefully and ensure that a signed copy of the final page is returned to the departmental Administrator before your first trip into the field (this includes weekend Field Classes)
- Sometimes a lecture venue has to be changed. You should your personal timetable on "My Birkbeck" on a regular basis, and at least once per week.
- Birkbeck Geology students have normal borrowing rights at the University College London DMS Watson Library and, along with Birkbeck Chemistry students, are exempt from restrictions on borrowing that apply to other non-UCL students. However, it is necessary for new students to complete the form Application for a borrowing ticket to use University College Library and hand it in together with a photograph. Geological periodicals (from 1986 onwards) are housed on the 3rd floor of the DMS Watson library.
- Birkbeck College’s collection of geology books can be found in the Malet Street Library (Main Building).
- Library tours for new students are arranged in the first few weeks of term.
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Saturday opening of department
- The department is usually opened on Saturdays from 10am to 6pm by one of our postgraduates throughout term.
Start of term
Enrolment and paying your fees
- Login to My Birkbeck Profile to complete your enrolment and organise your fee payment.
- Find out how to enrol (if you're new to Birkbeck, you will also need to register)'
Exam entry and the examination period
- The examination period runs from the end of May to the third week in June.
- You will be asked to confirm your exams from December onwards. Find out more about entering for exams.
- Mitigating circumstances procedure and form
Student-Staff Exchange Committee
- The Student-Staff Exchange Committee meets once a term. It gives students and staff the chance to discuss problems or concerns. Elected Class Representatives attend the meetings, but the meetings are open to all.
- If there is something you would like drawn to the Committee's attention, please contact your class representative or come to the meeting.
- Your Class Representative will tell you when a meeting is to take place.
Course feedback questionnaires
- We distribute module questionnaires to students at the end of each module unit. These questionnaires enable you to give your opinion on the course and to make any other comments. Confidentiality is assured.
- Please return your completed forms to the departmental administrator, who will compile students’ comments into one document for the relevant lecturers to read. This means that your hand-writing cannot be recognised, because it is never seen by anyone other than the administrator. So when you do receive a questionnaire, please feel totally free to say anything you like. Students' thoughts and comments are a great help to members of the department.