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New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded that university study is a good investment for most students, with those pursuing higher education better off after taxes, student loan repayments and foregone earnings are accounted for.
The new research traces the earnings of university students up to the age of 40 and reveals that mean lifetime earnings for male and female geographers are strong in comparison to several other subjects.
For male geography graduates, mean lifetime earnings were only surpassed by five other subjects, including economics, law and medicine. While the earnings of female geography graduates outperformed those of numerous other subjects, including biosciences, languages and education.
The report states that approximately 80% of all students are likely to gain financially from attending university, and many of those who #ChooseGeography continue to reap the benefits of our dynamic and valuable subject into the future.
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We are very pleased to have received funding from the Flotilla Foundation to build on our work as educational partner for the Weddell Sea Expedition.
The Society is delighted to be working with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (managed by MEI) to launch our new Geography and Core Maths initiative, funded by the Department for Education.
This year marks 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, and to celebrate the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) is running a competition for children aged 4-17 to design an official postage stamp for the territory.
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