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Department of Geography

Departmental news

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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    Mapping Sheffield Exhibition

    Some of our first year BA Geography students, academic staff, and geography alumni have contributed to an exhibition being curated by the University library which features the Library’s extensive map collection.

    Categorised under: Undergraduate study
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    Community Event Chaired by Dr Megan Blake Featured

    A recent Third Sector Café event has been reviewed in the Sheffield Star.

    Categorised under: Research and Staff
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    Professor Paul White wins Senate Award for Teaching Excellence

    Professor Paul White, Deputy Vice-Chancellor has recently been awarded a University Senate Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching. The award is given to academics who have demonstrated continued excellence and inspiration in teaching and or learner support.

    Categorised under: Research
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    Photo Competition

    The department is very pleased to announce the winners of semester 2 Geography Student Photo Competition.

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    City of Rivers - Sheffield Waterways Strategy

    On 6th May, the University of Sheffield signed the ‘City of Rivers’, as part of its commitment to civic engagement within the city.

    Categorised under: Research
  6. Video Presentation - Tracking Giant Iceberg B31

    A video presentation about the 6 month research project tracking an iceberg the size of Manhattan threatening shipping lanes.

    Categorised under: Research
  7. Geography Graduate receives award as the International Student Officer of the Year

    Alex Kohnert geography graduate receives award for international officer of the year.

    Categorised under: International and Undergraduate study
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    International Development Student Success in TAAF Awards

    Two International Development Masters students have been awarded funding towards their dissertation research project.

    Categorised under: Postgraduate study
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    Megan Blake Joins editorial board of Association of American Geographers (AAG)

    Dr Megan Blake has been appointed to the editorial board for the Annals of the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

    Categorised under: Staff
  10. Charles Pattie New Book

    ‘Money and electoral politics: Local parties and funding at general elections’ Professor Ron Johnston and Professor Charles Pattie – out now

    Categorised under: Staff
  11. Sheffield 6th Form Taster Day

    Students studying Geography at Longley Park 6th Form recently visited the department to attend taster lectures, meet academic staff and talk to current students

    Categorised under: Undergraduate study
  12. 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