Archived news 2012

Blog Entry Midlands Postgraduate Consortium
Blog Entry Graduate intern vacancy
Blog Entry Prizewinning Postgraduate Student
PhD student Ed Morrison, supervised jointly by Dr Caroline Upton and Dr David Harper (Department of Biology) has been awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to study at Harvard University as a Visiting Fellow for the academic year 2012-13.
Blog Entry Postgraduate Open Evening
Tuesday 13th March, O2 Academy, Percy Gee Building (Students' Union) 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Blog Entry New blog launched on environmental geographies
Our second year undergraduate human geography students have been busy publishing their work as a blog
Blog Entry Honorary Professor appointed
The University of Leicester has appointed Professor Richard Harding as honorary professor in the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and the Department of Geography.
Blog Entry PhD Studentship in Physical Geography
The Department of Geography is pleased to offer a funded studentship for October 2012 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.
Blog Entry Chair/Reader in Physical Geography vacancy
As part of an exciting new initiative, we are looking to make a significant investment in new research talent in the area of Physical Geography. We are looking for an exceptional individual with an outstanding academic record who is highly motivated to advance their career in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment. You will play a leading role in enhancing our already strong reputation for internationally-excellent research and high quality teaching.
Blog Entry Dr Pickerill to give talk on fieldwork
Dr Jenny Pickerill is giving a talk about her recent field work in the Kimberley, north west Australia as part of a week-long festival in Exeter on the Art of Australia.
Blog Entry New Grant examines impacts of the drought in England on East Anglian fens
The Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and the Geography Department have won a NERC Urgency Grant to study the impacts of drought conditions on carbon dioxide emissions in lowland peatland. Prof. Balzter, Prof. Page, Dr. Kaduk and Mr Morrison are the lead investigators of this award. The project is worth ca. £65,000.
Blog Entry Postgraduate Open Event
Interested in postgraduate study? Please come along to the Department of Geography Postgraduate Open Event for an opportunity to discuss the range of exciting options in Geography.
Blog Entry New MRes Topics for 2012-2013
A range of new MRes topics have just been identified by staff members for postgraduate study in 2012-2013.
Blog Entry Third year dissertation research
Jamie partridge, year 3 BSc student, has already had his dissertation results published! Here he writes about his dissertation research which was carried out in conjunction with Dr Chris Stoate from the Allerton Project in Leicestershire.
Blog Entry Environmental Justice: Issues, Theories and Policies
During Semester two, twelve members from the BA Geography Department created a weekly blog highlighting contemporary environmental justice issues.
Blog Entry 'Bridging the Urban Rural Divide'
Dr Martin Phillips and Dr Jen Dickie recently visited Kochi in southern India. This was a recce trip for a project being undertaken as part of the EPSRC’s India-UK collaborative research initiative ‘Bridging the Urban Rural Divide’ (BURD).
Blog Entry Geographer collects her Winston Churchill medal from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson CBD
Dr Jenny Pickerill was awarded a Winston Churchilll medal in London last week for the successful completion of her Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship.
Blog Entry Funded PhD Studentship available
Clare Madge has been awarded a funded three year PhD Studentship in Human Geography by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) doctoral programme.
Blog Entry Dr Peter Kraftl becomes Co-Editor of Children's Geographies
Dr Peter Kraftl has become a Co-Editor of the journal ‘Children’s Geographies’. The journal – now in its tenth year – publishes inter-disciplinary research about the lives of children, young people and their families.
Blog Entry Leicester Graduate Internship Programme Recruiting
Graduate internship opportunities within the University
Blog Entry Teaching Fellow in Cultural Geography
This 9-month post is to provide teaching cover principally in Human Geography the 2012-2013 academic year. Your main duties will be to contribute to existing modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Blog Entry Geography win the triple
Blog Entry Research Assistant in Geographical Information Science (3 posts)
Blog Entry Dr Virginia Nicolas-Perea visits Kurdistan
11 - 18 June 2012
Blog Entry Anarchist Geographies
Three members of the Geography department (Gavin Brown, Jenny Pickerill and Adam Barker) have recently been involved (along with Simon Springer and Anthony Ince) in producing a special issue on Anarchism and Geography for the top journal Antipode.
Blog Entry The future of Mongolian nomadic lifestyle under debate
Mongolian herders are facing multiple pressures on their livelihoods, traditionally based on nomadic pastoralism, from climate change, mining, desertification and new policies on land. At a meeting in Ulaanbaatar in September 2012, organised by researchers from the University of Leicester, herders were able to discuss these issues directly with ministers, donors and government advisors.
Blog Entry Researchers from across Europe gather at Leicester to learn about forest and land cover monitoring from satellites
Satellite methods for monitoring forest and land cover were the focus of an international workshop at the University of Leicester attended by researchers from Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Austria, Nepal, Netherlands, Uganda, Russia, Canada and South Africa.
Blog Entry Special issue on Occupy! launched
Free access is available to a new special issue of Social Movement Studies on 'Occupy!'. Volume 11 Issue 3 is dedicated to reflections on the movement. The papers are listed below, and to get access simply;
Blog Entry Department Seminar Series 2012-13
All seminars are at 4pm in the Seminar Room (F75a) unless otherwise stated.
Blog Entry 18th Windy Day Meeting
THE 18th WINDY DAY, an informal meeting for the UK aeolian research community, will be held by the Department of Geography at the University of Leicester on Wednesday 17th October 2012.
Designing, Building and Living in New Communities: A workshop exploring the perspectives of children and young people
The findings of a major research project about new urban communities were presented at a workshop on 25th September 2012. The New Urbanisms, New Citizens research project – funded by the Economic and Social Research Council – has explored young people’s (aged 9-25) experiences of living in new urban communities in the English Midlands. The workshop, hosted by the University of Warwick, was targeted at policy-makers, professionals and politicians. It was attended by over twenty delegates from around the UK, who included Local Authority planners, local councillors, architects and playworkers.
Blog Entry 18th Windy Day Meeting
On Wednesday 17th October 2012, Dr Sue McLaren organised and convened the 18th Windy Day Research Meeting.
Blog Entry CLCR Poster Competition Winners
The Centre for Landscape and climate research headed by Professor Heiko Balzter formally held its launch event on the 28th September 2012 at the University of Leicester.
Blog Entry RGS 'Rex Walford award' winner
PhD Student Leanne Milner was the winner of the Royal Geographical Society Rex Walford Award 2012 for PGCE students and newly qualified geography teachers (NQT), reflecting the late Rex Walford’s passion for training new geography teachers. This was awarded for the best set of teaching resources, scheme of work or lesson plans linked to this year's Young Geographer competition.

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