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We're always on the lookout for news about the department from students, research staff, academic staff and alumni. News items should be around 250 words long, ideally with photographs.

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  1. Titanic

    New research puts conventional theories about Titanic disaster on ice

    Academics at the department have dispelled a long-held theory that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year with an exceptional number of icebergs and say the risk of icebergs is actually higher now.

    Categorised under: Research
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    Department Blog Launched

    A World to Discover the new department blog has been launched.

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    Human Geography Research Seminar

    Bunkerology: bunker hunters, shelter seeking and the erotics of knowledge

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    Forecasting Future Dust Emmissions

    Dr. Rob Bryant comments on the recent Saharan Dust over the UK and how his research can help forecast future dust emmissions.

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    Reshaping Sheffield Museums

    Professor Richard Phillips has been awarded a grant from the AHRC to work with Museums Sheffield reshaping them into centres of curiosity and innovation.

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    Kenya Fieldclass

    A group of our final year BA students have recently returned from the Kenya fieldclass.

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    Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

    Categorised under: Postgraduate study
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    Imagine: Art and Imagined Futures

    How can we break down barriers between academia and the wider civic sphere? Together, how can we forge a series of utopian visions and hopes for the future?

    Categorised under: Research
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    QS World Rankings 2014

    The global reputation of the University of Sheffield continues, according to the 2014 QS World Subject Rankings.

    Categorised under: Research, Postgraduate study and Undergraduate study
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    Winner Announced of GA Internship 2014

    Kate Woodruff a first year BA Geography students has been announced as the winner of this year ‘Intern’ competition.

    Categorised under: Undergraduate study
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    Professor Richard Phillips Interview: Curiosity and Wellbeing

    Professor Richard Phillips has recently completed his research project - ‘Curiosity and Wellbeing: the ‘Take Notice’ Agenda in Liverpool’s Decade of Health and Wellbeing’ with Dr Bethan Evans. Here he tells us about the project, its aims and the implications that the project will have.

    Categorised under: Research and Staff
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    Hong Kong Hawking - Photograph Essay Exhibition

    Department of Geography staff member, Dr Megan Blake, has a public photography exhibition studying the importance of street vending in Hong Kong.

    Categorised under: Research and Staff
  13. Masters Scholarship International Development

    In partnership with the Canon Collins Trust and SUSASSF, the Department of Geography is offering one fully funded Masters Scholarship for students from Southern Africa.

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    University to launch unique project to drive the global agenda for International Development

    An international campaign launched today (17 February 2014) by the Sheffield Institute of International Development (SIID) will identify the hundred most important questions in International Development (ID) - to build a collective vision in order to help change the world.