Geography (BSc)

- Single Honours Geography
- Joint Honours Geography

During Induction week, make sure you follow your course induction schedule below, this must take priority over any other events. Most of these induction events will be on campus but there may be additional online events that you will need to attend or watch.

Next steps

Induction schedule

Please read the live version of your schedule below and make sure to check back here for any updates.

Saturday 17 September

Time Event details Location
On Demand

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Induction Handbook 2022-23

Everything you need to know for you Induction Week and beyond in one place.
 

Handbook

Tuesday 20 September

Time Event details Location
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Induction

Welcome and Induction, for all Geography Undergraduate Students with Student Support Coordinator, Mandy Archer.

G.117, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Wednesday 21 September

Time Event details Location
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet and Greet with your lecturers.

For all Geography Undergraduate Students

An informal meeting to get to know the academics for your course with some current students.

Refreshments will be available

G.117, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Thursday 22 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 11:00am

Geography Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Geography students with information about your course, modules, etc. and to meet with your Subject Coordinator, Dr Joe Williams and all of your lecturers

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first

G.216a, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

11:00am - 12:00pm

Geography Subject Meeting 

Compulsory meeting for all undergraduate Geography students with information about your course, modules, etc. and to meet with your Subject Coordinator, Dr Joe Williams and all of your lecturers

There are 2 subject meetings slots, at 10.00 and at 11.00. You do not need to attend both meetings, just choose the one you prefer.

For joint honours students you need to go to meetings for both of your subjects;  you can choose which one you go to first.

G.216a, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Module Registration Helpdesk

Drop in if you need help adding on your optional modules for semester 2.

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet Your Academic Adviser 

Drop in to your Academic Adviser’s office for a quick chat anytime during these hours.

Your Academic Adviser will be an academic from your subject. For Joint Honours students, it will be someone from one of your subjects. Check your student information to see who your Academic Adviser is.

Please note that some Academic Advisers have arranged different times. Please check further down this page to see if this applies to your Academic Adviser.

To find out who your AA is, go to your student Information and to your student profile to find their name and contact details.

Friday 23 September

Time Event details Location
10:00am - 5:00pm

General Drop in Help Desk

Speak to one of the Student Support Coordinators with any issues or questions you might still have now that Induction week is ending.

 

G.110, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

Key contacts

Job title Name Contact details

Student Support Coordinator (s)

Mandy Archer

marcher@brookes.ac.uk

Subject Coordinator

Dr Joseph Williams

josephwilliams@brookes.ac.uk

Interim Programme Lead 

Prof Simon Underdown

sunderdown@brookes.ac.uk

Programme Administrator

Laura Crofts

lcrofts@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Liaison Librarian 

Charlie Brampton

c.brampton@brookes.ac.uk

Academic Adviser meetings

Most Academic Advisers are available to meet their students between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 22 September. If your Academic Adviser has arranged a different meeting time it will be listed here. They will also email you to remind you.

Academic Adviser Alternative Meeting Date/Time Room

Dr Sarah Cant

Thursday 22nd September (week 0) 12:30 to 1:30pm G.411, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

 

Reading lists

This is an indicative reading list of the core books used on the course for the compulsory modules in Semesters 1 and 2.  There is no expectation for you to buy any of the books, they are all available in our library.

For Semester 2 optional modules, once you have chosen them at the end of week 0 you can contact the module leaders if you would like details of the core reading. 

For Joint Honours students, you will find your reading lists for your other subject on their new students web page.

Geography Single Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4001

Introduction to Human Geography

Cloke, P., Crang, P. and Goodwin, M., (2013). Introducing human geographies. Routledge.

GEOG4006 

Investigating Geography

Gomez, B. and Jones III, J.P. eds., (2010). Research methods in geography: A critical introduction (Vol. 6). John Wiley & Sons.

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4002 

Introduction to Physical Geography

Holden, J., (2021). Physical geography: the basics. Routledge.

Modules running over semester 1 and 2

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4007 

Introduction to Geographical Skills and Techniques

Gomez, B. and Jones III, J.P. eds., (2010). Research methods in geography: A critical introduction (Vol. 6). John Wiley & Sons.

GEOG4008 

Geographical Perspectives

Clifford, N., Holloway, S., Rice, S.P. and Valentine, G. eds., (2008). Key concepts in geography. Sage.

 

Geography Joint Honours

Semester 1 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4001 

Introduction to Human Geography

Cloke, P., Crang, P. and Goodwin, M., (2013). Introducing human geographies. Routledge.

Semester 2 Modules 

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4002 

Introduction to Physical Geography

Holden, J., (2021). Physical geography: the basics. Routledge.

Module running over semester 1 and 2

Recommended Core Text

GEOG4007 

Introduction to Geographical Skills and Techniques

Gomez, B. and Jones III, J.P. eds., (2010). Research methods in geography: A critical introduction (Vol. 6). John Wiley & Sons.