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  1. Why I Did Geography Sam Neal

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Travelling • Middle East • Sailing: BVIs, Greek Islands • Eastern Europe • Southern Europe • East Africa

  6. Possible career options • Teaching • Town Planning • Geological research for oil companies • Environmental management • Sustainability • Regeneration • Researcher • Photographer • Project management • Civil service • GIS Mapping

  7. 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

  8. My Current Role • Strategic Planning • Project Management

  9. 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 Before After

  10. Any Questions?