About the Department
Welcome to one of the best Geography departments in the UK. We are a friendly and vibrant department with a thriving research culture that is shared by academic staff, research associates and our students.
Our department has state of the art facilities including physical geography labs and a dedicated student study area to help enhance your university experience. Our degrees also provide fantastic field course opportunities (many subsidised by the University) to locations such as the Amazon, Kenya, New York and California. We also have year abroad schemes to the US and Canada as well as ERASMUS opportunities in European countries.
The department and University provide outstanding student support for your career and personal development. We will help you get the job that kick starts a rewarding career. Data from the latest graduate leavers survey (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 2011) show that around 90% secured some form of employment or further study (10.0% assumed to be unemployed).
We are a Government funded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Geographical Information Science. We also have the longest running MSc in GIS in England with a near perfect graduate employment record and accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The University of Leicester is ranked within the top twenty in national league tables. In 2009 the University won an award for ‘outstanding student support’ at the Times Higher Education Awards. We have a newly refurbished library and a newly refurbished student’s union.
Our Research section contains details of the research strengths of the department including descriptions of many projects that we are working on. Our School Teacher’s Zone contains our lectures for schools programme and details about A-Level enrichment workshops.
Staff in the Department of Geography are committed to paying careful attentiveness to Equal Opportunities Issues through their everyday working practices with students and other staff colleagues. For example, we will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to fieldtrips for students with health issues, we will consider equalities issues in our teaching content and practice and we will monitor and attempt to address disincentives and indirect obstacles to recruitment, retention and progression in staff careers. As a department we will strive to improve our understanding and practice of equality and diversity issues.
If you require more information, please get in touch, or come and visit us.
I look forward to welcoming you into the department.
Professor Sue Page, Head of Department