Subject Benchmark Statement: Geography

Our invited response to the benchmark statement for geography recommends greater emphasis on quantitative methods and GIS, and recognition of overlap with the Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies benchmark statement.

ECC priorities for holding Government to account

We highlight a number of policy areas for scrutiny, including energy from waste, renewable energy and power storage. We also note that the DECC must consider the energy impacts of other government policies

RCUK policy and guidance on open access

Our response expresses concern that there is insufficient evidence that promoting Gold OA will meet sustainability, access and excellence criteria.

Improving adult basic digital skills

Our response notes that draft standards do not sufficiently recognise important geographical digital skills and privacy issues around geospatial data.