School of Earth and Environment


Welcome to our Alumni web pages!

Our graduates are key advocates for the School so we are always delighted when former students get in touch with us to share their news and tell us more about what they are doing! So, why not contact us - we would be delighted to share your experiences, news and comments with other alumni, as well as with our prospective and current students. When you do get in touch, it would be helpful if you could tell us which degree programme you studied, what year you graduated and whether you are using your degree directly or indirectly? Also, prospective students can find it difficult to decide which University to choose, so we particularly welcome comments about why you came to Leeds and what was good about studying here?

If you would like to find out more about what is happening today in the School of Earth and Environment, please feel free to browse around our website. The People pages list all of our current staff, the research pages (including those for our four research institutes) provide information about our research activity. Our news pages provide an insight into our latest successes, both on the research front and on a more personal level. You can also look at the current undergraduate and postgraduate courses and see what our student-run societies (RocSoc and EnviSoc) are doing. From time to time we host events for former staff and students so please watch this space for more information about what is happening. We also actively encourage you to keep your details updated on the University of Leeds alumni webpages.

About our School

The School of Earth and Environment or SEE was formed following the merger of the School of Environment and the School of Earth Sciences in 2004. Many of the original staff remain but we have recently experienced a period of unprecedented growth taking our total size to over 200 (including 90+ academics and 60+ researchers), which means that if you look at our People list you may find quite a few less familiar names!
The School combines world-class earth and environmental sciences with environmental social sciences in both fundamental and applied research. Our research is organised into four research institutes:

You are welcome to browse these web pages to find out more about what staff and research students are doing. You can also do this on an individual basis via the People pages.

In early 2010 we moved into a brand new building! The 23.5million project refurbished the former School of Earth Sciences building and adding a large new wing to accommodate the whole School on one site for the first time since the merger in 2004. For more information about our new building please visit our SEE New building project web pages.

About our Former Students

Find out more about what our former students are doing via our Meet the Students page.

We would be delighted to feature more student profiles here, so please forward suitable text and a photo to alumni(at)

School photographs from previous years

News and Events

New Building Opening Ceremony and Party: Easter 2010
In April 2010, we celebrated moving into our new building with an Opening Ceremony and Party and many current and former staff and students attended to see Lord Bragg of Wigton, Chancellor of the University, formally open the building in the presence of the Vice Chancellor, Pro Chancellor and Deputy Lord Mayor of Leeds.

We have a publicly available calendar providing information about these and other events and activities which you are welcome to view:

Keeping in Touch and Getting Involved
You are welcome to email us at any time either to tell us your news, help to organise an alumni reunion or event, help our current students or get involved in any other way:  alumni(at)

Are you a recent graduate of the School of Earth & Environment?

Why not join the School's new Alumni Group to network with fellow professionals.

We know that there are already a number of SEE alumni and current student groups on Facebook so you can also search for your former classmates by year and programme. And, if there isn't a group already, why not set one up?

Previous Events

Reunion of the Geological Sciences class of '79: 25 & 26 September 2009

The Geological Sciences Class of '79 celebrated 30 years since their graduation with a reunion in Leeds on 25 & 26 September 2009. More than half of the original class met together for a weekend of activities including a tour of the new building and a field trip to Malham.

If you would like to make contact with anyone from this year group, please email alumni(at)

University Centenary 2004

Current and former members of Earth Sciences at the University Centenary Celebrations.