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Human Geography BA(Hons): What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Oliver Holland, Regina Hamilton and Francesca Green discuss their experiences on their respective geography undergraduate courses:

 

Tom Austin

Name: Tom Austin
Age: 19
Course: Geography BSc(Hons)
Level: Completed first year
Route to University: A-levels
Accommodation: Halls of residence

 

"Geography is a subject I have always been interested in. It offers a wide range of skills and there are always new issues to discuss. Originally I went to another university, but I was disappointed with the course. Within the first two weeks I decided to transfer to Kingston. Since transferring, I haven't looked back - it's one of the best decisions of my life. Coming here has been such a good, fulfilling experience. Not just on the academic side of things, but also University life at Kingston in general.

The field trips have been brilliant. It's good to study at sites, rather than just through textbooks, and the trips are a great opportunity to get better acquainted with people on the course. I have also found some of the lectures really stimulating and thought provoking.

Next year I have been accepted to participate in an exchange programme in the US. This is another great opportunity offered by Kingston University and I can't wait to experience life and study over there."

 

Name: Dan Ridett
Age: 22
Course: Geography BSc(Hons)
Level: Completed second year
Route to university: A-levels
Accommodation: Halls of residence in first year; university tenancy property in second year

"I've loved the course and found everything about it really interesting. I like both the lecturers and the way the degree is structured.

I've particularly enjoyed learning about different countries. I've also liked the variety of different modules - looking at how China's been changing in one, London and poverty in another. Next year I'll be studying Canada and Australia.

The field trips have also been really good. You work hard during the day - sometimes we work in small groups or on our own. But in the evenings everyone meets up, talks about their day, goes for a meal and on to bar or club. You have fun and get to know your course mates really well. The Isle of Wight was a great start to the first year. The trip is for the whole School of Geography, so straight away you get to know loads of people."

 

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