Hello! I’m Connie, and I’m about to go into my third year studying Geography (BSc) at the University of Leicester. I’m the first student blogger the Geography department has had, so I hope my blogs will be helpful in gaining an insight into what it’s like to study geography here.
The Geography department at Leicester is really diverse, allowing you to chose modules which interest you the most. Personally, I really enjoy learning about contemporary issues which are impacting the environment and human societies. I feel this is a key area of Geography which will gain increasing attention into the future, so getting a head start learning about it now will be extremely valuable. During my second year, I also gained an interest in Remote Sensing, which involves studying and interpreting satellite images – this is something I had never done before, but found it really interesting. However if these aren’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, there are several degree streams you can choose through your modules, to tailor your degree to what you enjoy. Also don’t worry to the Human Geographers out there, there is a real variety of human modules to study which even I found interesting in the first year, and I’m definitely a scientific girl!
Have a look on the Geography department’s webpage (http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geography/research) for more information on the research that is currently taking place – clicking on the Human/Physical/GIS links will give you more in depth details within those areas.
I will be blogging regularly, to tell you more about the geography course and department at Leicester, as well as student life in general. If you have any questions for any of my blogs, please feel free to write to me in the comments section, and I will do my best to reply soon and hopefully answer your questions.
Bye for now…