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 believe fieldwork is core to geography and we provide many and field work opportunities for students to develop as geographers. In the first and second-year, fieldwork is a core subject and costs of these compulsory trips are covered by the University. In the third year, we offer an optional trip, and should students choose to participate they will be responsible for covering their travel, accommodation, and general living costs. Destinations have previously included the Lincolnshire coast, Chile, and the Greek island of Crete.
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.
Research is essential in informing our teaching and each of our academics is passionate about research. The School of Geography hosts the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (LCWPH) and the Development, Inequality, Resilience and Environments (DIRE) research 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.
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.
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