Your Geography Offer

Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

Students on the Croatia fieldtrip

Join us

Our in-person and online events are a great way to find out more about your course, the community you'll be studying in, and they are an opportunity to meet staff and students, and experience subject taster sessions. LEC student Carla hopes you can make it!

Your offer holder event

The dates

  • Saturday 3rd February 2024
  • Saturday 17th February 2024
  • Saturday 9th March 2024
  • Saturday 23rd March 2024

The schedule (in person)

You can look forward to the following:

  • 9am Student Experience Hub and campus tour (optional)
  • 12pm Registration and light lunch in Lancaster Environment Centre
  • 12.45pm Degree talk and Q&A with admissions tutors and student ambassadors
  • 1.30pm Subject taster sessions
  • 3pm Offer holder and guest information session
  • 3.45pm Refreshments and final questions and answers

The schedule (digital)

The day will run from 12pm-3pm. Full schedule to follow shortly.

Book your offer holder event

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Offer holder events

Learn on location

We take full advantage of our natural surroundings to create amazing fieldwork experiences, in addition to the opportunities to travel the world with optional overseas field trips. Fieldwork is a fascinating way to develop your practical skills. You'll gain hands-on experience of a wide range of environmental, ecological and geological situations that will place your studies in the context of real-world issues.

  • Slapton Ley

    Our week-long trip to Slapton Ley in Devon offers a unique opportunity to study a critical environmental issue, eutrophication, through fieldwork and laboratory analysis. Based at Slapton Ley Field Studies Centre, you will explore the hydrological processes which govern a coastal freshwater lake of ecological significance.

Our flexible degree schemes

Geography student Fiona describes the flexibility and options that are in-built within a Geography degree.

Emily Christopherson, BSc Geography

A place for Emily

The course was a great transition from studying Geography at A level and focused on enhancing my skills to the next level. As a geographer, I've always loved exploring and getting out there, and that's exactly what my course enabled me to do.

At Lancaster, I've had the opportunity to continue studying both human and physical aspects of geography. The first year of my course gave me a great taster of both, leading me to specialise more in my second year. I chose to balance my studies between physical and human geography, but you can choose to focus more on one or the other if that's what you'd like to do. The degree is yours to be flexible with.

There's a great selection of modules, including interdisciplinary modules. I went on a water management trip to Croatia which combines aspects of physical and human geography. There's definitely something for every kind of geographer.

There are loads of opportunities to develop your learning at Lancaster, and fieldwork is the main one for me. I've visited Kendal to focus on implementing field management measures. I've visited White Scar Caves to look into hydrology and water systems. In laboratory sessions, I've done everything from studying rock formations in geology to studying flow rates in water. Not only is it varied and interesting, but it's also been brilliant to learn these industry skills to prepare me for life after my degree.

The Careers Service at the University ran a module for us, which was a four-week course on how to write a CV, the best places to look for jobs, and how to create a good cover letter and more, which was invaluable.

Emily Christopherson, BSc Geography

Meet the Team

Dr Andrew Folkard

Senior Lecturer and Lead Admissions Tutor for Geography

My teaching spans across physical geography, particularly focusing on aquatic processes and environments. I also teach extensively on the core skills modules for the geography degree schemes. In addition, I am the careers tutor for the department and organise an array of events across the year designed to help you succeed in life after Lancaster.

Dr Kai Heron

Lecturer in Political Ecology

I am an interdisciplinary social scientist whose current research focuses on health inequities and disasters. I have a long-term interest in identifying pathways towards socially-just and sustainable futures for tropical forest regions, particularly the Amazon. My research program makes links between political ecology (particularly of health), food systems, urbanization and climatic change. I use mainly quantitative approaches and seek to ask and answer policy-relevant questions. I have been working in, and learning about, the social, health, environmental and political dimensions of tropical forests since 2002.

Dr Ben Surridge

Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach

My research focuses on the biogeochemistry of water and soil ecosystems, including how human activity has altered the movement of pollutants through these ecosystems. This research feeds into the modules I teach to undergraduate students, which include third-year modules on water resources management and on issues in conservation biology. In addition to my teaching and research, I am the director of undergraduate admissions and outreach for the whole of the Lancaster Environment Centre

Keep in touch with us

If you would like more information, please feel free to email us at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) at or telephone us on +44(0)1524 510249 or +44(0)1524 595014.

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