The University of Southampton
Geography and Environment

What our students think

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The field trips have been amazing. We went to Tenerife in second year and I’ve got memories from that trip that I don’t think I’ll be able to top; it was brilliant.
Sophie Allen - BSc Geography
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The lecturers are always incredibly engaging and it is clear they are truly passionate about their subjects. This makes a big difference to the lecture experience.
Sophie Bailey - BA Geography, 2013
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University for me was also about gaining independence and I have been able to achieve this, particularly at Southampton, by having the opportunity to study abroad.
Sarah Ball - BA Geography, 2013
Photo of Shuang  Cao
The high quality of education and large quantity of practical experience provide us with support in acquiring related knowledge and improving our practical abilities.
Shuang Cao - MSc in GIS and Remote Sensing
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I was able to choose a variety of really interesting modules - from the political landscape of the Middle East, to the science of shopping.
Kate Cooney - BA Geography
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The Introductory and Advanced GIS modules allowed me to specialise in an expanding field of Geography and gain skills which will be very relevant for future career opportunities.
Taylor Day - BSc Geography
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We took part in loads of fieldtrips; we went to the New Forest several times for different modules, Romsey to study chalk streams and last semester we visited a solar and wind farm.
Emily De Noia - MSc Sustainability - Population pathway
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The Geography department and combined Oceanography department were very strong, particularly in terms of research, which I thought would give me a fantastic platform for my academia alongside the opportunity to become involved in extracurricular activities.
Ali Edmonds - BA Geography
Photo of Niladri Gupta
My first encounter with the world outside India was Geography at the University of Southampton. I was fascinated by the facilities. As an international student coming from a totally different social background I can still proudly feel that this is my University.
Niladri Gupta - Masters student in the European Union Erasmus Mundus funded GEM course
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I enjoyed the choice of modules; you could do anything from climate change, to development and inequality in cities - you really get to shape the degree the way you want to.
Liam Harney - BA Geography, 2013
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The modules looked (and were) great, the staff were approachable, and the opportunities that arose from the course all attracted me, but it was the University (and its campus) as a whole that made me fall in love with Southampton
Rebecca Harvey - BA Geography
Photo of Eleanore Heasley
The thing that attracted me most was the flexibility of the programme. Optional modules are available every year unlike other universities I looked at, as well as a huge diversity of modules.
Eleanore Heasley - BSc Geography
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My joint honours degree incorporated and allowed me to do 50 per cent of my modules at the National Oceanography Centre, giving me experience in the geological field.
Ben Lord - BSc Geography with Geology
Photo of Amelia Paszkowski
I chose to study Geography at the University of Southampton because it had a great balance between high educational standards and also a social ambiance and friendly atmosphere.
Amelia Paszkowski - BSc Geography with Oceanography, 2014
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I had the chance to be heavily involved in societies of all sorts. I played in both the tennis and volleyball teams, and was a committee member for the Italian Society as well as Enactus Southampton.
Camilla Pierleoni - BA Geography
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The fact that you can walk to most areas of the city, and the efficiency of the unilink bus service, are great bonuses. It made visiting different parts of the city, and visiting friends living in different areas easy
Adam Ralton - BA Geography
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Studying Geography at University of Southampton has given me an incredible insight into all there is to see and experience in the world and the enthusiasm of the lecturers has definitely percolated into my excitement for my exploration in the future.
Abi Tassie - BSc Geography
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Enactus helps improve your employability with a range of skills both discovered and developed. For people who want experience in consultancy, we also run our very own consultancy project.
Rachel Willey - BA Geography
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I thought the quality of the halls accommodation was fantastic and I could easily see myself settling in. I liked the fact that the Students' Union seemed very active, and the facilities were brilliant.
Ryan Wilson - BSc Geography

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