University of St Andrews

160 Higher Geography pupils visit the School of Geography & Sustainable Development

Tuesday 04 April 2017

Last month the School welcomed 160 Higher Geography Pupils (& their teachers) from across the 18 Fife Secondary Schools for a mini-conference on cutting-edge geography research.

Led by Dr Louise Reid, we talked to the pupils about a wide range of topics from housing (Dr Reid) and population change (Dr McCollum) to glaciology (Dr Sevestre), geomorphology (Dr Cowton) and malaria (Dr Cox-Singh, from the School of  Medicine), demonstrating the breadth of the subject and the potential opportunities for future study in the discipline. This is part of a new initiative to work more closely with the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers, and follows on from an event for teachers which Louise ran in November 2016.

Photos below courtesy of Zac Dehaney-Steven.

Photos of Higher Geography day