St Ivo Geography Department Online Portal
“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” -
Head of Department -
Preparing for University Geography
Are you going onto study Geography at university in September?
Once you have had a place confirmed, you can start to look at the modules offered on your course and follow up reading lists given by your university. In the meantime, however, here are a list of potential links to help you read around geographical issues and topics in preparation for developing your broader geographical knowledge to support your undergraduate studies.
Websites / Articles
SOME RECOMMENDED TALKS:
TED TALK COLLECTIONS:
There is a detailed Geography Reading list from the Geographical Association here on possible books that you could have a look at. You can also often find specific Reading Lists for your course on University Department websites.
Developing Referencing Skills
One of the key skills you will need to use at university is the ability to reference properly. There is a useful video clip on Havard Referencing here to help you get the basics sorted!
MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses)
These are free online courses available for anyone to enrol. They usually run over a period of weeks and you can fit them into the time you want -
Three of the main websites offering MOOCS are:
Use the search engines and topic areas on these sites to find courses you might be interested in.
Examples of MOOCs with a Geographical Theme (search the links above for others in areas you are particularly interested in).
Earth Sciences / Natural Hazards
See also these general links for “Developing as a Geographer” which include a further list of books and Documentaries / Films that have excellent geographical value.