Discover Mining Engineering and Geology

See if you’ve got what it takes to be a mining engineer of the future, helping to solve the challenges around mining natural resources in an environmentally and economically sustainable way. Proudly sponsored by the Camborne School of Mines Trust.

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Unearth the life of mining engineers, responsible for the safe and economic extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds, coal, oil and industrial materials like clay, granite and limestone. See how the products of the industry are woven into the fabric of modern life, and how the latest technology is helping to minimise the impact of mining on the environment. Plus, you’ll get to handle a range of minerals and learn how they’re refined and processed.


Learn how minerals are found, mined and processed for end use.

Visit local mine sites to learn about the history and future of mining in Cornwall.

Find out about minerals and their properties and what will happen when they eventually run out.

Understand how to survey minerals using the latest computerised techniques and equipment.

Take part in presentations by experts, giving you a taste of university life.

Get advice from young engineers already on the way to realising their dream career.

Work with and learn from engineers, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice.

Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Build your CV and make your UCAS application stand out.


University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Tremough House


9th July - 12th July 2018
4 days, 3 nights, full board residential
Start time: 10.30am
Finish time: 12.00pm

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