Presentation on theme: "Careers with Geography Kate Amis Manager, The Geography Ambassador Project, RGS - IBG."— Presentation transcript:
Careers with Geography Kate Amis Manager, The Geography Ambassador Project, RGS - IBG
Thinking ahead What do you want in the future? Do you have any career plans? What is at the top of your ladder?
Career Areas Settlement Society Geographical techniques Physical systems Travel, leisure and tourism Economic world Development and global issues
Settlement Are you interested in shaping the relationship between people and their environments? Regeneration officer Landscape architect Town planner Environmental consultant
Society Do you want to work with people and affect their everyday lives? Teacher Social worker Youth and community officer Museum educator
Geographical Techniques Are you interested in using cutting edge technology and IT systems to create and interpret visual data? GIS specialist Location analyst Surveyor Military analyst
Physical Systems Do you enjoy being in the landscape and working with the natural environment? Coastal engineer Flood protection officer Weather presenter Environmental consultant
Travel, Tourism and Leisure Are you interested in discovering, exploring and promoting different places? Travel agent Eco-tourism advisor Heritage manager PR and marketing manager
Business World Do you want to make key decisions that shape the commercial world? Lawyer Retailer Accountant Financial analyst
Development and Global Issues Are you interested in world events? Do you want to work towards improving social inequality across the globe? Diplomat Overseas volunteer Aid worker Charity co-ordinator
Environment and Sustainability Do you care about the future of the planet? Resource manager Recycling officer Forestry manager Cycle route planner
Studying geography at university BA or BSc Human geography, physical geography or both? Related subjects –Development studies –Earth studies –Sociology –GIS –Environmental science
Choosing a course What is the course content? Do the modules offered reflect your interests? How is the course taught? How is it assessed? What does the department ‘feel’ like?
Fieldwork What are the fieldwork opportunities? Where will I visit? How much will it cost?
Applying for a geography degree Apply through UCAS Attend university open days Talk to current undergraduates Make six choices Submit your application in the Autumn of Year 13