Geography, Geology and the Environment
The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment (GGE) was founded in 2000, although Geography and Geology have been taught at Kingston for over 60 years.
There are currently 28 academic staff in the School, as well as research assistants and a number of research students. The School has human and physical geographers, GIS specialists, geologists, geochemists and environmental scientists. In addition to our full time-staff we also have a number of experienced part-time lecturing staff who contribute to our teaching across a range of courses.
The School prides itself on a high quality of teaching, as recognized by the award of excellent and satisfactory in various Subject Reviews undertaken by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council.
The School has invested in the development of its laboratories for teaching and research into subjects such as environmental monitoring, geology, geochemistry, mapping / GIS / computing facilities, and specialist instrumentation laboratories (e.g. nuclear metrology; laser raman spectroscopy; 3D mapping).
Many of the staff in GGE belong to the Centre for Earth and Environmental Sciences Research (CEESR) in terms of their research activity. It is recognised as a centre of research excellence within the University receiving £415k pa of University funding.
- Student-focussed, with emphasis on high-quality teaching
- Stimulating fieldwork programme
- Synergies between subjects within the School
Gavin Gillmore - Head of School, Geography, Geology and the Environment
Stuart Downward - Environmental Course Director
GGE Research Groups
Connections between climate change and biological trends are often difficult …