Eleven months after joining the Centre for Environmental Science (CES) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment in September 2017, I moved across with CES to the new School of Geography and Environmental Science(SoGES) in the Shackleton Building, Building 44, which is on the green side of the Highfield Campus. To an office with a fantastic view over Building 44’s quad and water feature; and enjoy almost daily sightings of the resident female Grey Wagtail.
The move is part of the restructuring of faculties here at Southampton, which has seen the academic units where there is considerable activity, teaching and research, relating to the environment brought together under the new Faculty of Environmental and Life Science. The school (SoGES) itself has a wealth of ecological researchers particularly linked to spatial and temporal processes. Along with some great teaching, sediment and microscopy labs/facilities, which the past year’s and current Masters and undergraduate students have already been making use of for their dissertation projects.