Stephanie Doig

Geography

Stephanie Doig

The modules work brilliantly because it often involves looking at the same topics from different perspectives, broadening my overall understanding. Combining your degree also means you get to meet more people across both disciplines

Current Geography and Environmental Sciences undergraduate Stephanie Doig is planning to study for a Masters in African Studies, then hopes to work as an NGO project coordinator involved in aid to lesser developed countries.

I decided to come to Oxford Brookes because they offered the widest range of combinations with Geography. The modules work brilliantly because it often involves looking at the same topics from different perspectives, broadening my overall understanding. Combining your degree also means you get to meet more people across both disciplines.

When I first started at Brookes I was terrified of standing up in front of 20 people, but my presenting and communication skills have improved incredibly since I first started university. The course has been fundamental in building what I now consider my ‘key skills’ ‐ presentation, organisation, motivation and research skills. I know these will be of benefit when I get my first job.

Writing a dissertation gives you a chance to specialise in your particular field of interest. Coming up with the topic, doing all the research, then presenting my findings at a student conference have really helped my communication and research skills.

Oxford is a really good size, everything is in walking distance of the University, and it is so close to London. There is something for everyone, and with such a wide range of people everyone is going to fit into a group with similar interests. It’s really relaxed and chilled out, but at the same time Brookes has really provided all the supported needed.