School of Geography

Alumni and Careers

Careers support for alumni

As a University of Nottingham graduate, you will receive lifelong support from the University's Careers and Employability Service. This means that you can ask a careers adviser to look over your job application by email or Skype, or in person, and you can also access a database of graduate vacancies.

Keeping in touch

Our students benefit greatly from the careers advice they receive from our School of Geography alumni network. This is usually communicated through careers talks, guest lectures on the undergraduate Careers Skills for Geographers module, or attendance at informal careers networking evenings. 

Alumni often comment how much they enjoy imparting their advice to current students at such events and they consider it to be a very rewarding experience. It's also an opportunity to catch up with school staff and other alumni.

We are happy to welcome our alumni back to the school to participate in these events so please contact us if you would like to. You could also join our LinkedIn alumni group. Please see the school's alumni page for further information.

Careers event

Careers event

Alumni regularly return to the school to provide careers advice to our students at talks and networking events.


Our alumni

Adam Jacobs, BA Geography

Adam is an internationally-renowned photographer with a career many dream of. From Mick Jagger to Barack Obama, the Olympic Games to the Superbowl, his portfolio is full of images of the most famous people and places in the world.

The diversity of work, the incredible people I am fortunate enough to meet and the amazing places I travel to ensure that I’m constantly learning and appreciative of the amazing world around me.

Saira Khan, geography graduate

Entrepreneur, columnist and broadcaster Saira Khan was runner-up in the first series of the BBC's The Apprentice. She has since founded her own range of baby skincare products and published a book.

[My dad] believed everything about the University was quality and I think he was right. I enjoyed my masters at Nottingham. The city is a great place, the University is beautiful and the lecturers were cool too.

Alison Mitchell, BA Geography

Britain's first female cricket commentator, Alison wrote her dissertation on the impact of TV on English cricket. Starting her career as a runner with Channel 4, she now relays the latest sports news for the BBC.

I believe the dissertation was huge in getting me taken seriously enough to get in the door because…it showed that I understood cricket, its culture, history, and all its nuances.

Emily Buddin, BSc Geography

Emily works as an Assistant Engineer for consultancy firm WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff. She looks at the impact of local network and city developments, designing schemes for transport.

I went to a talk about transport planning careers organised by the Geography Society. It caught my interest and seemed really applicable to what I was doing at the time.


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