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Plastics in Peru? First experience of an international workshop.

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There are many reasons why keen graduates choose to do a PhD – for a challenge; to push forward the boundaries of their chosen subject; to show what they are capable of. But also, to have the opportunity to go to fantastic places around the world, many of which would be inaccessible unless visiting with a research team. PhDs are a great chance to get to travel and network with a huge range of different people around the world. For the two of us; Chris Walkinshaw and Zara Botterell, both EnvEast students based at Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), our first opportunity for international travel came through a microplastics workshop in Lima, Peru. We both applied separately for places on this workshop (funded by the ODA Newton-Paulet Fund), and luckily we were both successful, and found ourselves on a 13-hour flight to Peru on the 7th October.Read More...