Heather Purdie

Beneath NZ - Starring Heather Purdie

Dr Heather Purdie's research was recently showcased on Prime TV's documentary Beneath NZ. Also showcased are some of Geography's amazing gadgets for data collection.
What is Geography all about?

What is Geography all about?

Information about Geography

‘I feel that I have been well prepared for the professional world...’

Andreas Wilson Studying towards an MSc in Geography
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The Department of Geography has regular seminars that are open to all, normally held in Geography room 406 on Mondays from 1-2pm. For upcoming seminars see UC Events for Geography, or subscribe to the GeogSeminars announcement list.

25 July 2016: Urban Studies: Current Foci and New Directions - Dr. Alan Latham, from University College London (1-2pm Geography room 406).

If you would like to give a seminar please contact Dr Kelly Dombroski

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The Department of Geography is committed to facilitating learning through community engagement where possible and opportunities exist for this at all levels.



Mental Health boost from Exposure to "Blue Space"

The GeoHealth Lab recently featured in the news with their latest research into "blue space" effects on mental health. Check out the news article here and the research paper here.

London Tube map

Geography Student launches new London Tube map

5/5/2016 Current Masters in GIS student Andrew Douglas-Clifford has recently released his London tube-style map of NZ's state highway network. See the NZ Herald article here.

New Geospatial Research Institute

27/4/16 New Geospatial Research Institute (GRI), (Directed by Geography's Prof. Simon Kingham) is expected to add significant value to New Zealand’s existing private and public investment in spatial data acquisition, application and research...more

Jobs for Geographers!

Coastal Advisor - Consents and Compliance - Auckland Council - Closes Jul 27, 2016

Graduate Research Fellowship in Hydrologic Sciences or Geological Sciences - Desert Research Institute and University of Nevada Reno
A three year graduate research fellowship is available for a Ph.D. candidate in either Hydrologic or Geological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno beginning in fall 2016 or spring 2017. Research will focus on the intersection of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating techniques, sediment transport, and hydrology under the direction of Amanda Keen-Zebert and Rina Schumer at the Desert Research Institute. The applicant should have a background in earth sciences with an undergraduate or graduate degree in geology, hydrology, physics, or associated field. Quantitative and laboratory work will be required. For information about the DRI luminescence laboratory.
Financial support includes a monthly stipend; funds for field work, laboratory analyses, and conference travel; as well as a tuition waiver and health insurance. The appointment will initially be for three years, with a possibility of renewal.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Rina Schumer (rina@dri.edu) or Dr. Amanda Keen-Zebert (akz@dri.edu).


Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Brian Molloy Doctoral Research Scholarship (pdf 200kb), which has a value of up to $50,000 per annum for three years.

New HOD for Geography

Associate Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza has accepted the position of Head of Department for Geography for the next 3 years.

Why Geography is the best subject to study at University... ever!

Recent articles that are worth a read if you are contemplating doing Geography.

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