We are fully committed to supporting the next generation of geoscientists and are involved across a wide range of research activities with our academic partners.
Academic Software InitiativeTM
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary in September 2008 we launched our Academic Software Initiative (ASI) which sees us providing unlimited access to licences of Move to academic institutes for teaching and research purposes.
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Young Geoscientist Program
Introduced in 2011 the Young Geoscientist Program provides graduates from our ASI member universities with a free commercial license of the Move Suite for one year.
Student Structural Prize
To mark our 20th Anniversary we held a competition to find the best student structural geology paper for that year, judged by our founding Director Dr Alan Gibbs. It was such an enjoyable experience to read the range and quality of submissions that we turned the Prize into an annual event. Year on year entrants continue to impress and we can't wait for this years.
Field Mapping Training and Support Initiative (FMI)
The FMI was set up at the end of 2007 in response to discussions on the Geotectonics Mailing List centred around the poor grasp of essential structural skills in graduates at all levels. Midland Valley Director Alan Gibbs was concerned that in interview, graduates who have super qualifications have a lack of essential skills in mapping, section drawing etc which form the basic skill sets central to our discipline. After having a bit of a moan about it he put his money where his mouth is and introduced the Field Mapping Training and Support Initiative, offering a select number of departments access to Move teaching licences with free help and support from the Knowledge Centre.