Student Experiences

Students at the Department of Geography and Development Studies (GDS) are offered a range of learning experiences based in lecture theatres, laboratories, through  fieldwork, experiential learning and in work-based environments. 


Department of Geography and Development Studies 1st place for 'student satisfaction'
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We spoke to several students about their experiences at GDS and they responded with the following:

"I’m thinking of doing a career in planning… the New York fieldtrip has increased my interest in this vastly, I can’t wait to get into that field of work!"

"I liked the fieldtrip to Naples and all the assessments that went with it because they were so different."

[Spain fieldtrip] – "The work is hard. There’s a lot to take in and genuine enthusiasm is needed but, if done right, it’s the ultimate experience."

"It really bonded us as a group."

"The staff (tutors & lecturers) were very helpful and supportive."

"Assessment was well worked. Had help from the tutors and felt like we knew what we had to do."