Geography: Geographical Imaginations

Consider aspects of physical and human geography, to help your understanding of the human impact on nature, the impact of nature on humans, and people's perception of the environment. 
Course objectives:
  • To introduce students to the diverse approaches to studying Geography found on university courses
  • To develop a critical perspective on geographical processes and methodologies
  • To enhance confidence in communication skills
geography
Course dates
23 - 27 February 2019
Course format
  • Students will be encouraged to actively participate through group discussions, interactive seminars, presentations, debates and practical workshops. Some prior reading and preparation will be required.
  • There will also be a guest speaker and an opportunity to carry out a field exercise.
  • A central component will be self-directed study orientated towards a final presentation.
Tutors
Ioanna Tantanasi is an Oceanography graduate who has a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on governing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change by empowering stakeholder participation in local networks. She is currently a Teaching Fellow in Geography at the University of Manchester, and conducts separate research in exploring the limitations of resilience though various case studies across the world.

Sarah Brown is in the 3rd year of her PhD at the University of Manchester. The focus of her research is to assess the effect of diurnal and seasonal cycles on carbon budgets in order to better predict changes occurring on peatlands which are the largest terrestrial carbon reserve in the UK . 
Costs
With thanks to our supporters, the costs of our courses are subsidized. The price of £325 includes accommodation, tutoring, trips and all meals. 

Students at fee paying schools will need to pay the full cost of £817.
Student feedback
"Inspired me to think more critically about geographical information, and brought awareness to geographical issues I had not considered previously." 

"Academically, the course gave me an insight into geography at a greater degree level which I feel has helped inspire and motivate me for taking geography as a degree. The five night away stay also helped me improve my independence and organisation skills which I consider a valuable skill to have later in life." 
Reference
19S006
Applications closing date
19 December 2018
Late applications accepted

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