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Geography and Environmental Science

What our students think

Our research reputation and flexible courses, combined with the University's excellent facilities, create an attractive package.

We are proud of our working relationship with our students and continue to improve the learning experience we offer, encouraging feedback from students to help us meet their needs.

Here students talk about their experience of the department and the opportunities it has created.

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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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One of the best things about the Veolia Graduate Development Programme is that I get to move location and sector every 6 months, so in my next placement I will be working within either Energy or Water.

Ellie Blacklock - BSc Geography
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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
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I am now an Assistant Manager for one of the environmental schemes known as the 'Feed-in Tariff Scheme' which is designed to provide incentives to promote the uptake of small-scale renewable electricity.

Tamsin Hill - BSc Geography with Oceanography
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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
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The highly specialised course combining both Geography and Oceanography was a major draw, as was the option of combing my course with a language to develop skills in two areas.

Piers Luxton - BSc Geography with Oceanography, 2015
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Highlights of my time have included the second year field trip to Amsterdam where we were able to conduct our own research on topics of our choice. We also had the opportunity to experience the city and visit the Anne Frank Museum and cycle round the city. All paid for by the course!

Ellen Pearce - BA Geography
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Southampton has provided me the opportunity to travel; be it as part of the Study Abroad exchange programme, the many diverse field trips within my course in BSc Geography or those offered from various societies across the University.

Tasha Wallum - BSc Geography
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I was involved in several extracurricular projects, with the pinnacle being the 2017 Dragon’s Den event organised by Future Worlds, where two Dragons decided to invest in our startup – FuseMind.

Przemek Zientala - BSc Geography

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