Professor Edward Hanna - Programme Leader
Edward Hanna is a Professor of Climate Science and Meteorology. Edward's specialisms include climate change, Greenland Ice Sheet mass balance, meteorology, and North Atlantic Oscillation. Edward has published over 120 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has led an international team to reconstruct Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass balance, the results of which have been used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Climate. Edward is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS) and holds memberships of the International Glaciological Society, European Geosciences Union (EGU), and American Geophysical Union.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
Extensive projects and fieldwork in the UK and overseas support the development of core skills in gathering, collating, and analysing data. The travel and accommodation costs of compulsory trips are covered by the University. Destinations have previously included the Lincolnshire Coast and Crete, Greece. Students who choose to participate in any optional field trips, internships, or work experience are responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.
There may be opportunities to work with industry partners, schools, and public organisations. These can include placement modules in both the second and third years of study, as well as the option to take a “placement year” between the second and third years. The Department of Geography works with a dedicated placement officer to support students in setting up placement opportunities.
When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.
From the first year students may have opportunities to attend lectures from people whose careers are built on geographical skills and knowledge. The Department also works closely with the University Careers and Employability team to promote the Lincoln Award, an initiative designed to enhance employability skills.
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Research is essential in informing our teaching and each of our academics is passionate about research. The College of Science hosts the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health, led by Professor Mark Macklin and Professor Chris Thomas; and the Development, Inequality, Resilience and Environments (DIRE) group.
Our students have the chance to encounter authentic research at all levels – either through their own activities or through the teaching staff sharing experiences from their own research. The first year module Learning from Engagement requires students to prepare group blogs about cutting-edge research and practice in geography, reporting on a series of interdisciplinary seminars and lectures.
Wider opportunities to engage in research are provided through guest lectures within the course, working closely with the Lincoln branch of the Geographical Association externally, and engaging in research projects with staff. Two students have already completed UROS projects with the Department of Geography.
"My passion for geography was ignited when opening my first atlas at primary school, a passion which I look forward to passing on to our students and graduates of the future."Professor Mark Macklin, Distinguished Professor of River Systems and Global Change
Geography can offer a broad range of career opportunities for its graduates. These include roles in geographical information systems, social environmental consultancy, planning and public policy, management, teaching, and the financial sector. The Department's links with industry, business, and environmental regulatory agencies provide opportunities for internships and work experience.
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At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.