And now for something completely different …

6 10 2011

One of the great joys of being our PGR director, is that the job involves supporting the students in what they want to do, as well as persuading them to conform to the University expectations. As part of this, yesterday we had our (first) annual team building day, where the decision was taken to summit Catbells in the Lake District. In what can only be described as ‘typical Lake District weather‘ thirty of us managed to brave the conditions to stand at a height of 451m, in the middle of some stunning landscape.

PhD trip Lake District Extreme weather

Lucy sees the funny side as she finally gets some direction from her supervisor during her PhD

This seems to have been a popular choice and on the way home, there were requests for another day out and the chance to have a go for ‘something bigger‘ next time. In the meantime, we are claiming to have set a new world record, having 29 PhD students on top of a Lake District mountain at the same time!

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