Degree Subject Information
Using your Geography degree
The AGCAS bookletsEnvironmental, Food Chain and Rural Sector, Local, Regional and National Government Sector, Tourism Sectors give an overview of the sectors relevant to geography and include key roles for graduates, case studies and further links and resources. Copies of these are available free from the careers service or you can view them online atwww.prospects.ac.uk.
Signpost sheets looks at individual subjects and identifies skills gained during your course,career options related to your subject, and graduate case studies.
Take a look at a Student Employablity Profile for Geography at www.cihe-uk.com/
Other career options
The Job sector information pages on this website have information on types of jobs available within sectors, where to look for jobs and placements, relevant resources in the careers service, specialist careers events and professional development and training information.
Prospects website has an explore types of jobs section which includes job profiles of over 800 occupations. Information for each job covers salary and conditions, entry requirements, training and career development, typical employers and vacancy sources, case studies and contacts and resources.
Click here to see national graduate statistics by subject on the Prospects website.
Organisations associated with Geography
Professional Bodies and Associations often have a careers section with job profiles, information, and advice for graduates.
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Tel: 020 7591 3022
Association of Geography Teachers of Wales
Secretary: Dr Hilary Thomas, Univ. of Wales College Newport, Caerleom Campus, P O Box 179, Newport, NP6 1YG
Tel: 01443 403357
Conference of the Heads of Departments of Geography in British Universities
Chair: Professor Mark Blacksell, Dean of Science Faculty, University of Plymouth
tel +44 (0)1752 233053
Council of British Geography
Chair: Professor WA Kent, Institute of Education , London
Tel: 020 7612 6437,
Hon. Secretary: Dr R Hall, Queen Mary and Westfield College , London
Tel 020 7957 5408
160 Solly Street, Sheffield, S10 3BP
Tel: 0114 296 0088, fax 0114 296 7176
Royal Scottish Geographical Society
40 George Street , Glasgow G1 1QE
Tel: +44 (0)141 552 3330 fax +44 (0)141 552 33301R.S.G.S.@strath.ac.uk
Scottish Association of Geography Teachers
President: Alan Doherty, Linlithgow Academy, Braehead Road, Linlithgow, West Lothia EH49 6EH
tel +44 (0)1506 843211, fax +44 (0)1506 email@example.com
University of Wales Council for Geography
President: Dr W Edwards, University of Wales, Aberyswyth Tel +44 ( 0)1970 622592 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.gesource.ac.uk geography and environment gateway for UK HE and FE
http://bubl.ac.uk resource website
www.geography.org.uk Georaphical Association website
Resources in the Careers Service
These are available at Newton Park and Somerset Place and are on reference only.
- Countryside Jobs Express
- Environment Post
- Careers Using Geography
- The Green Index
Occupational file in the careers service most relevant to Geography would be:
- Environment, Exploration and Extraction, R
Information days, events and careers fairs
Look at the What's On section of this website for events and fairs.
Prospects website has a general careers fair section, searchable by type of event and location.
Postgraduate study in geography
For more general information, refer to the postgraduate and further study section of this website.
For information on postgraduate courses at Bath Spa
Prospects website has a searchable database of all UK postgraduate courses.
Course Discover is a searchable database of postgraduate and FE courses available to use in the Careers Service.
Most professional bodies run courses and seminars for continuing professional development.
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