Thomas Hoddinott was a Summer School student in 2016, he tells us about his experience.
"I found out about the Summer School whilst researching and applying for the Climate Physics Master’s programme. I completed my Physics Bachelor's at Bristol University in the UK, where I am originally from. As it had been a while since I completed my undergraduate studies, I thought that attending the Summer School would be an ideal way to prepare for my Master's.
Across the two weeks we covered a wide range of concepts and phenomena governing the physics of the climate system, led by top academics and researchers in their fields. The programme allowed ample time to fully cover the course material and also participate in other activities hosted by the Summer School, such as the entertaining Social Programme. I thoroughly enjoyed the project, where we had opportunities to work together in pairs on specific climate models developed by members of the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU). At the end of the Summer School we gave a presentation discussing the findings of our research.
I had already applied for the Master's Climate Physics and confirmed my place before the Summer School. I did however find the whole experience highly stimulating and recommend those interested in specialising in the climate system to attend the Summer School.”
Thomas Hoddinott, USPC student 2016