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Subject-specific activities in geography

Geography taster day

  • Year group: Year 12
  • Date and time: Wednesday 25 June, 10.00am–2.45pm
  • Location: Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University

Kingston University is holding an exciting geography, geology and environment (GGE) taster day that aims to show young people the opportunities for a career in geography and geo-science related fields such as resource management, hydrogeology, sustainable development and urban design.

The afternoon starts with an insight into University life from our student ambassadors, followed by a tour of the campus. Pupils will then take part in three interactive and informative activities demonstrating different aspects of geographical, environmental and hazards studies – which will help with their current studies too.

The three activities include:

Mapping with geographic information systems (GIS)

GIS are powerful tools for visualising and analysing information about the world around us – and underpin technology we rely on every day, from smartphones to shopping websites. Pupils will make their own maps using ArcGIS which is a 'tool of the trade' used widely by industry – and by students on our geography, geology and environment courses. 

Disaster management

In the field of disaster management, scenario live exercises are commonly used to train emergency services in responding to hazards.

On the day students will work in group to deal with the emergency of a hypothetical disaster such as a terrorist attack or volcano blast.

River restoration

Kingston University has been working with the Environment Agency and the Southeast Rivers Trust to restore sections of the Hogsmill River to enhance the biophysical quality of the river landscape. Pupils will examine different sections of the river to understand the history of human intervention and see how the efforts of staff and students are helping improve the river's habitat.

There are limited spaces available so book now! Lunch will be provided and parking is available on request.

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