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Why I Did Geography. Sam Neal. My Education . A-Levels – Art, English Lit, Geography BA Hons – Geography at Durham University MA – Social Science with Open University Membership of the Institution of Economic Development Management Training Course with current employer.

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My Education

  • A-Levels – Art, English Lit, Geography

  • BA Hons – Geography at Durham University

  • MA – Social Science with Open University

  • Membership of the Institution of Economic Development

  • Management Training Course with current employer


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Why Geography? What skills could you learn?

  • Comprehension and summary skills

  • Report writing

  • Map and plan drawing and comprehension

  • Project planning

  • Team work (inc negotiation)

  • Presentation skills

  • Specific knowledge that can be developed through masters courses

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Mapping


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Geography at University

  • Overview of human and physical geography

  • Philosophy of geographical thinking

  • Drylands geography (inc field trip)

  • Victorian Cities

  • Geographies of Gender

  • Consumption and production

  • Environmental Management

  • GIS Mapping


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Travelling

  • Middle East

  • Sailing: BVIs, Greek Islands

  • Eastern Europe

  • Southern Europe

  • East Africa


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Possible career options

  • Teaching

  • Town Planning

  • Geological research for oil companies

  • Environmental management

  • Sustainability

  • Regeneration

  • Researcher

  • Photographer

  • Project management

  • Civil service

  • GIS Mapping


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My Career Path

  • Researcher Thurrock Council – Logistics Academy

  • RGS-IBG PA to Deputy Director and Grants Officer

  • Socio-Economic Researcher London Borough of Waltham Forest

  • Walthamstow Town Centre Regeneration London Borough of Waltham Forest


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My Current Role

  • Strategic Planning

  • Project Management


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What skills?

  • Report writing

  • Colleague, consultant and contractor management

  • Budgeting and account management

  • Report summarising and presentation skills

  • Negotiation and diplomacy skills

  • Working with politicians

  • Public consultation

  • Article writing

  • Report and article design work

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