Mineral Resources - Geology Graduates - University of Derby

Mineral Resources

"Derby University allows its students to gain an holistic knowledge within their chosen field".

Darren Jones

Currently: Exploration Manager for Teck Cominco Argentina, based in Mendoza.

"Great practical and applied course, from one of the few places in the UK that still has something left of its mineral extraction industry! Highlights for me were the Mineral Exploration course (still in its infancy then) and the well guided field trips .... where geology's really taught and learnt!"

Graduated: 1988, BSc (Hons) Geology (2:1)  

Sebastian Gray

Currently: Consolidated Minerals Ltd, Western Australia

"Derby University allows its students to gain an holistic knowledge within their chosen field. This is backed up by friendly support and a willingness to help, instilling confidence in students. With this confidence, knowledge and understanding follows, allowing you to find the career path which best suits you. There's a great emphasis on practical work at Derby, both in and outdoors. Most of all I enjoyed the fun we had on field excursions. I'm currently working seven days a week (two weeks on, one week off), directing RAB drilling programmes. My wage is £120 per day, flights to Perth, food and accommodation provided." 

Graduated: 2000, BSc (Hons) Geology (First class)