School of Geography, Geology and the Environment


The School of Geography, Geology and the Environment offers a range of activities and events for prospective students, parents and teachers who are interested in finding out more about our degree programmes and about life at the University of Leicester more generally.

Every year we provide taster lectures, seminars and practicals during the University's Open Days, Schools' Taster Conference and Post-16 Summer School. These give prospective students the opportunity to sample teaching from our world-class School in a variety of different settings. For Teachers, there is a Teacher and Advisor Conference which we host. As a School, we also hold our own taster days in Geography and Geology.

If you are a prospective student, parent or teacher and would like to know more about our outreach activities, you can email the Future Students Office or the School's office.

Our expertise

Our academic staff are able to deliver talks on a range of topics relating to our research. If you would like us to visit your school to discuss one of these topics, please get in touch. For more specific planned talks and sessions, browse our range of talks for schools.

Available topics and areas of interest include:

Human geography

  • Geographies of race, migration and multiculture
  • Critical GIS and digital geography
  • Geographies of food and commodities
  • Rural and urban gentrification
  • Geographies of sexuality
  • Environmental governance and justice
  • Geographies of protest camps and social movements
  • Everyday geopolitical lives
  • Globalisation and development

Physical geography

  • Past environments and evolution
  • Contemporary Environments
  • Fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental bio-geochemistry
  • Cosmogenic dating


  • Volcanoes
  • Tectonics/earthquakes/seismology
  • Geophysics
  • Igneous and metamorphic geochemistry
  • Mineral resources
  • The Anthropocene
  • Palaeontology
  • Sedimentology

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