Department of Geography
Welcome to Geography at Durham
“Our success as a department is a measure of the open, inclusive environment we foster for students and staff. Climate change, environmental governance, landslides, natural hazards, geopolitical conflict and territorial dispute, migration, sea-level rise, energy poverty, flooding, debt, austerity and urbanisation; these are just a few of the significant challenges that are confronting us today, and few departments are better placed than Durham Geography to study them. To be a member of Durham Geography is to be welcomed by a community that wants you to succeed and creates an environment to make it happen.”
Professor Cheryl McEwan, Head of Department
Welcome to New Students
Welcome to Geography! We are thrilled that you will be part of our community over the next three years and look forward to having you shape and sustain it with fellow students and our staff. Whether you’ve had lots of time to prepare for your arrival at Durham or not, once you are here we look forward to helping you settle in.
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We are a large department of human and physical geographers conducting world-leading research that addresses pressing social and environmental challenges.
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