School of Geography

Student Profiles

Sonia Lesser

BSc Geography

Studying geography at the University of Nottingham has provided me with excellent opportunities to broaden my interests.

In my second year, I spent a semester studying at Melbourne University, Australia, where I not only experienced studying in a different environment but also used my time there to travel around the country; a great substitute for not having taken a gap year!

Through the Royal Geographical Society I have participated on the Geography Ambassador Scheme during my final year. This involved running sessions in secondary schools on the study of geography. My enthusiasm towards my own studies at university has helped me to encourage others and promote the study of geography at university.

This experience has helped me to decide my future career path and has led me to undertake a PGCE in primary education.

James Rowe

BA Geography

Taking geography at Nottingham was the best decision I made. The course was flexible, allowing me to chose how and what I study.

The third year dissertation allowed me to explore and research a particular aspect of geography; I decided to explore the Homeless Geographies of Nottingham City Centre.

There were also lots of opportunities to travel, and I particularly enjoyed my third year trip to Paris.

It was great being taught by some of the best geographers in the world at a university that has helped me grow academically and in a department that I really felt a part of.


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