Category Archives: Tips for Students

Geographers must know about… Map Projections

Maps are wrong. You are a Geographer, so you need to face up to this. The world map that most people are familiar with is a projection devised by a man called Mercator in the 1560s. The Mercator projection is brilliant for navigation because it is stretched and twisted in just such a way that directions on the map are exactly the same as compass directions on the real earth. However, the Mercator projection is also rubbish, because in order to make the directions and navigation work right it had to squeeze up all the distances at the equator and stretch them more and more as you move towards the poles…

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Geographers must know about… Map Projections

Maps are wrong. You are a Geographer, so you need to face up to this. The world map that most people are familiar with is a projection devised by a man called Mercator in the 1560s. The Mercator projection is brilliant for navigation because it is stretched and twisted in just such a way that directions on the map are exactly the same as compass directions on the real earth. However, the Mercator projection is also rubbish, because in order to make the directions and navigation work right it had to squeeze up all the distances at the equator and stretch them more and more as you move towards the poles…

Choosing your modules… or degree: step 1.

It starts long before you leave school… making those difficult choices about which Universities to apply for, which courses to consider, and, eventually, which one to sign up for. Teachers spend a lot of time coaching their students to write

Choosing your modules… or degree: step 1.

It starts long before you leave school… making those difficult choices about which Universities to apply for, which courses to consider, and, eventually, which one to sign up for. Teachers spend a lot of time coaching their students to write

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,