Jeremy Lee

I have met so many like-minded people, travelled to unique places, gained heaps of knowledge, and made lifelong friendships.

Jeremy is specialising in Tectonogeochemistry during his MSc (Earth Sciences).

I love exploring the natural world and I have always been curious about how things come about. Studying geology has allowed me to learn so many things about the Earth and its history. I have also met so many like-minded people, travelled to unique places, gained heaps of knowledge, and made lifelong friendships.

My dream career would definitely involve travelling to and exploring new places. I have been lucky enough to see some of the finest spectacles Earth has to offer, leading me to appreciate the outdoors on a whole new level. I’d love to research large scale tectonic processes in different places around the world.

The highlight of my studies has been travelling to Timor-Leste for my Masters research. I spent six weeks in very remote areas of the island in order to map its geology and collect samples for further analysis. It was an amazing experience to explore places that no one may have been to before and to discover new things previously unseen.

My advice would be to try not to look too far ahead into the future. Have fun with your course, try some different subjects and meet new people. You might find you have a hidden passion for something. Something I didn’t expect to learn is how to cut a rock down to 30 microns thick in order to look at it under a microscope. When I first learned about the process, it seemed completely surreal to me, but now it is just standard practice.