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Embedding employability in the HE curriculum

The Society supports geography departments in their delivery of, and students in their acquisition and development of, the skills, knowledge, understanding, values and other attributes expected of high quality geography graduates, as outlined in the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Geographers are considered, by current measures (e.g. HESA’s DLHE), employable graduates. The skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in a geography course are held in high regard by employers.

Meeting about employability and geography

The Society hosted a meeting for departments, Research and Working Groups and others to share good practice around the ways that employability is embedded into the higher education geography curriculum.

Presentation and case studies:

Society resources to support teaching employability

  • Support for students - information to support undergraduates throughout their studies (also available as a PDF flyer)
  • Support for postgraduates - information to support postgraduates in their research, publishing and networking (also available as a PDF flyer)
  • Study Geography website - information for students before, during and after their geography degrees
  • Employability data and information - data and resources for students and staff, to support career planning
  • Geography Ambassadors - recruits, trains and supports undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate geographers from universities and business to act as ambassadors for geography in the classroom and beyond
  • Chartered Geographer - internationally recognised professional accreditation for those with competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace
  • Accreditation of undergraduate geography programmes - recognition of undergraduate and integrated Masters degree programmes delivering key geographical knowledge, understanding, skills and approaches, and the development of professional and personal attributes of geography graduates.
  • Teaching and learning or quantitative methods - resources and ideas for teaching quantitative skills, including career profiles of those using geography and quantitative skills in their careers
  • Support for geographical learning - videos and tutor resources exploring some of the ways the Society supports undergraduate students.

Selected reports, policy and information relevant to developing graduate attributes and employability

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Academic publications and pedagogical reports

White papers and consultations



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