School of Geography


The School of Geography is fully committed to enhancing the employability of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, and we offer several ways for our alumni to keep in touch with us and to engage with current students.

Geographers look at issues from a wide perspective, which means our graduates are very popular with a wide range of employers who appreciate the range of personal and transferable skills they offer.

Find out more about career options and graduate destinations, as well as the support we offer:


Placements and internship programme

Our faculty work placements and internship programme provides valuable work experience, self-confidence and a practical application of your studies.

Placements and internship programme

Careers information for current students


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.


Read Adam's story.

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.


Read Alison's story.

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.


Hear Emily's story.





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