Category Archives: Students

Employment Prospects for Geography Graduates

I gave a talk to prospective students this week in which I said that Geography graduates were very attractive to many employers because of their special combination of subject-specific and transferable skills. Shortly after I gave the talk, however, I saw

Employment Prospects for Geography Graduates

I gave a talk to prospective students this week in which I said that Geography graduates were very attractive to many employers because of their special combination of subject-specific and transferable skills. Shortly after I gave the talk, however, I saw

Some of the Reasons why Geography Students should use Twitter

There are lots of reasons why students should use twitter. 1. Used properly, Twitter is possibly the easiest way of getting a steady flow of information and ideas from reliable and interesting sources. 2. If you follow, and interact with,

Some of the Reasons why Geography Students should use Twitter

There are lots of reasons why students should use twitter. 1. Used properly, Twitter is possibly the easiest way of getting a steady flow of information and ideas from reliable and interesting sources. 2. If you follow, and interact with,

The answer to your essay question

If you are writing a Geography essay, whether it is for an exam or for coursework, the short answer to the question you have been set is probably “it depends” and the long answer (the essay) is probably an exploration

The answer to your essay question

If you are writing a Geography essay, whether it is for an exam or for coursework, the short answer to the question you have been set is probably “it depends” and the long answer (the essay) is probably an exploration

Giving that first, painful, negative feedback…

This is the time of year when I give the new 1st-year students the feedback on their first attempt at a University Geography essay. The way I have been handling this for the last few years involves a certain amount

Giving that first, painful, negative feedback…

This is the time of year when I give the new 1st-year students the feedback on their first attempt at a University Geography essay. The way I have been handling this for the last few years involves a certain amount

Encouraging students to “engage with” feedback

Feedback is a big issue in University teaching just now. The National Student Survey and the various league tables of how good each course is supposed to be quite reasonably emphasise the importance of giving timely and appropriate feedback on

Encouraging students to “engage with” feedback

Feedback is a big issue in University teaching just now. The National Student Survey and the various league tables of how good each course is supposed to be quite reasonably emphasise the importance of giving timely and appropriate feedback on

Intellectual Arrogance, and How to Avoid it.

There are many occupational hazards in being a university lecturer. Not just the occasional urge to stand up in the cinema and give an impromptu lecture about  water resources while the audience is waiting for the film to begin, or

Intellectual Arrogance, and How to Avoid it.

There are many occupational hazards in being a university lecturer. Not just the occasional urge to stand up in the cinema and give an impromptu lecture about  water resources while the audience is waiting for the film to begin, or

Teachable Moments

When I started as a lecturer, it seemed to me that the job involved teaching students about Geography, and it was made easy because most of the students seemed to want to learn about Geography. I was selling what they

Teachable Moments

When I started as a lecturer, it seemed to me that the job involved teaching students about Geography, and it was made easy because most of the students seemed to want to learn about Geography. I was selling what they