The University of Sheffield is one of the top universities in the UK for teaching and research in Geography.

We are committed to inspiring the next generation of geographers through our work with schools and colleges all free of charge.

If you would like to take advantage of any of the opportunities below please email geography@sheffield.ac.uk.

Career talks & visiting your school

We are happy to host a stall at your school or college’s career or HE event where we can talk with students about degrees and career fair where we can talk with your students about our courses and careers in geography.

Student ambassador talks

Our student ambassadors will host a 30 minute presentation for you and your class talking about what it is like to study Geography, what it is like to be a student and what careers are open for geography students.

Virtual Lectures

Virtual lectures are meant to assist in delivering parts of the new geography A Level curriculum. These lectures will last around 40-45 minutes.

We can deliver lectures on a range of topics (see list below) where our research expertise closely matches the content of the new A Level curriculum.

Physical Geography

  • Glacial systems and landscape
  • Hazards
  • Water and carbon cycles
  • Drylands

Human Geography

  • Global systems and global governance
  • Contemporary urban environments
  • Changing places
  • Future of food

To request a virtual lecture please email geography@sheffield.ac.uk.

Headstart Summer School

The Department of Geography will host the second Headstart Summer School in the summer of 2019 for students interested in Environmental Science and Geography.

Working under the umbrella of etrust, who have over 30 years of experience in connecting young people with STEM subjects and industry, academics from the department put together a programme of activities providing students with experience of university life.

Year 12 students from all over the UK have the opportunity to attend lectures, laboratory sessions and workshops across the University. They will stay in the University's state of the art student accommodation, giving them the feel of an authentic student experience.

The students will conduct field work in partnership with the Peak District National Park, experiencing the beautiful surroundings of Sheffield.

The programme will also include talks with local businesses about avoiding food waste and a Grapevine session with alumni from the University, showcasing the different career options for Environmental Scientists and Geography.

Find out what the students got up to in our last Summer School in the video below.

Find out more about the 2019 Summer School on eTrust's website.


The BRITICE map is the most detailed ever compilation of the geomorphology of the last British-Irish Ice sheet. We have developed a high quality A0 size map to display in your classroom. Request your free copy by emailing geography@sheffield.ac.uk.

The map is also available online as an interactive resource. Find out more about where you and your students live by using our interactive GIS database and download custom maps.

Royal Geographical Society

The Department of Geography has produced a set of podcasts for the RGS. Download the resources for 'Linking the water and carbon cycles' below, or explore the full range of learning and teaching resources provided here.

Linking the water and carbon cycles