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Earth Systems Graduate Launchpad 2019
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The second edition of the Earth Systems Graduate Launchpad was organised by the Institute of Earth Systems on 1 July, highlighting recent research projects undertaken by students reading for the Institute’s B. Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems. The event also included an award ceremony for the Award for Academic Excellence, which is presented annually to students who obtain outstanding results during the first two years of the course.

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The Award for Academic Excellence is sponsored by the HSBC (Malta) Foundation, and was presented to Ms Mandy Balzan and Ms Michaela Borg by Prof. Joseph M. Cacciottolo, Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs, and Prof. Louis F Cassar, the Institute’s Director. In order to qualify for the award, these two students consistently obtained the highest grades, including a minimum of 80 ECTS at grade A or better, and 20 ECTS at grade B or better.

The award ceremony was followed by students’ presentations of their dissertation research, with ten of the highest-graded dissertations from the last two years being selected for inclusion in the event.  In her introductory comments, Dr Belinda Gambin, Course Coordinator, underlined the interdisciplinary nature of the B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems programme, which considers the various key components of the Earth’s systems and their interactions, in order to develop an integrated and holistic approach to the management and planning of activities at the human-nature interface.

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As can be seen from the event programme, research topics were wide-ranging and investigated issues of practical importance at both the local and regional level. In addition to the presentations, a poster session allowed for further questions and discussions between audience members and the student researchers. Also on display during the event was a selection of photos taken by students during a field trip to Tenerife earlier in the year.

Over 150 students have graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems since the programme’s inception in 2011 and a further 19 students are expected to graduate this December. Potential students are encouraged to browse the list of courses offered by the Institute in October 2019 and to apply online.

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Last Updated: 16 July 2019

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