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Join us for Geo-bites

Aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, Geo-bites are short talks that showcase the breadth and depth of Geography as a subject. 

Taking place online across February and March, join our expert academics from the University's Department of Geography and International Development for a series of free, curriculum focused, online talks.

Geo-bites are designed to provide case studies and examples that map onto student's current studies and enrich learning.  The 20 minute talks also give a taste of what studying Geography at university is like and an opportunity to ask questions to the University team.

Each live session is presented by a member of academic staff and draws on their own teaching and research. Topics covered include: Volcanic Hazards; ‘Liveable’ Cities; Coastal Processes; The Geopolitics of Video Games; Natural Disasters and Climate Resilience; The ‘Smart City’.

Two short taster videos are already available to watch online:

Who am I? Understanding Migrant Categories, Presented by Dr Ruth Healey
Curriculum link: Population and the environment – Population Change/Global Migration

Climate Crisis (short version, Presented by Associate Professor Dr Servel Miller
Curriculum link: Hazards/Geographical debates 

Live sessions will be taking place on MS Teams on the following dates:

Tuesday 2nd February, 15.30
Climate Crisis and Risk Management (full version), Associate Professor Dr Servel Miller
Curriculum link: Hazards/Geographical debates 

Thursday 4th February, 15:30
What Makes Cities Liveable?, Dr Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis 
Curriculum link: Contemporary Urban environment/Human Geography

Thursday 11th February, 15.30
Living in Europe's Supervolcano: Volcanic Hazard and Risk in the Bay of Naples, Associate Professor Dr Martin Degg
Curriculum link: Hazards/Geographical debates

Thursday 25th February, 15.30
How Smart is the Smart City? (International case studies), Dr Fiona Williams 
Curriculum link: Contemporary urban environments / sustainable urban development     

Thursday 11th March, 15.30
Understanding Coastal Processes, Dr Andrew Miles
Curriculum link: ‘Coastal environments’ or ‘Earth surface processes’

Thursday 18th March, 15.30
The Popular Geopolitics of Videogames, Dr Daniel Bos  
Curriculum link: Changing Places / Meaning & Representation and Global Systems / Climate Change and Sustainability

You don't need an account to join the event, simply follow the links to watch the events in the classroom or share with students to join the events at home using the following Geo-bites event page link.

If you would like any further information, or have any questions, please contact the Outreach Team via email