It is National Careers Week, so what better time to remember that if you want to understand our world, help to shape the future, and have a rewarding career that pays well, geography is the subject for you.
The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has placed geography among the top subjects for graduate earnings, with female and male geography graduates earning over 10% and 2% more than the average graduate respectively. The Higher Education Careers Service Unit report ‘What Do Graduates Do’ highlights that geography students are also more likely to gain employment after graduating compared to graduates from many other subjects, with just 5.3% remaining unemployed six months after graduation.
When it comes to the experience of studying geography at university, the IFS found that the dropout rate among geography students is the third lowest across all subjects. Plus, the National Student Survey found that 87% of geography students agreed that their course was intellectually stimulating and 88% agreed they were satisfied with their course overall, compared with 83% for all courses nationally.
Whether you choose to study geography at GCSE, A Level or university, it makes a real contribution to your future.
We have a range of resources to help students find out more about studying geography and where it can lead them.
Our Geography Ambassadors scheme can also help introduce pupils to the many benefits of studying geography.
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