In the School of Geography tutorials form an important part of our learning and teaching strategy; they provide an opportunity for regular contact and discussion with a member of academic staff and enable you to receive feedback on written work in an informal and supportive small-group environment
You will be assigned a Personal Tutor at the start of the first year and you will meet in groups of 6-8 students on a weekly basis. Attendance at first year tutorials is vital as they are used to deliver the first year “Introduction to…” modules, which you must take as part of your first year suite of modules. The module that you take will depend on your programme of study:
- GEG4000 Introduction to Geographical Ideas and Practice is compulsory for students on all geography programmes, including joint honours degree programmes.
- GEG4206 Introduction to Environmental Ideas and Practice is compulsory for students on the Environmental Science (F850) and Environmental Science with Business Management (F8N2) degree programmes.
- GEG4105 Introduction to Cities, Economies and Social Change is compulsory for students on the Cities, Economies and Social Change (LL31) programme.
Tutorials in the second year are linked to the methods modules; you will be allocated a new Personal Tutor for the second year of your degree and will take the methods module that is most appropriate to you programme:
Students on L700, L720, LL31, L721 and F8N1 take:
- GEG5103 Geographical Research in Practice
Students on F800, F810, F840, F850, F890 and F8N2 take:
- GEG5208 Research Strategies in Physical Environments
Tutorials in the third year are geared towards your Independent Geographical Study or Project in Environmental Science and you will me with your IGS/PES supervisor usually on a one-to-one basis to discuss progress at regular intervals. Tutorial meetings for other purposes may also be scheduled.