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Want to know more about geography beyond the classroom? We've compiled some extra resources to help you out! These include:

  • Key points of contact for Geography Society and the Oxford Geography Department

  • Upcoming activities

  • Applicant admissions resources

  • Geography/university related TikTok accounts!

  • Teacher resources

  • Geography twitter accounts

  • Wider reading suggestions from Oxford tutors including, books, magazine, and podcasts


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Intrigued about a certain geographical topic but unsure where to start finding out more? We've gathered up some important geographers for you to centre any extra reading around.

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As part of the Oxford University Geography Club, a series of 7 online sessions fostering interest in geography beyond the UK secondary school curriculum, we are dedicated to sharing extra resources to find out more about areas of geography that interest you. The first session took place on the 23rd November 2022 and was run by Geography Society committee members on statues and colonialism. If you attended the session (or just want to know more!) here are some additional materials:

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We've also put together an Alternative Prospectus, written and edited by geography students from across the university! Featuring information about student life, careers, and admissions, it gives you a great insight into geography at Oxford. Special thanks to our Access Officers and Presidents for doing a wonderful job!

interview tips

Like the look of Oxford Geography so far? If you've decided to apply you might be also wondering about the notorious Oxford interview. Admissions interviews are likely to be something you haven't experienced yet so we're sharing our top tips for how to excel! Take a breath, be yourself, and take the opportunity to discuss something you're passionate about with a world-class expert!

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advice for getting published

Now that you've developed an interest in a geographical topic maybe it's time to share your knowledge with the world! Here are our tips and tricks for any Oxford geographers looking to get articles published across different mediums. Geography Society has had the chance to publish in Teacher Toolkit, an educational blog for teachers, and Routes, a geographical journal for students, with more to come soon!

  • If you want to get into journalism in general, then email the editors of local newspapers (in Oxford or back home) and pitch them an idea. If you’re not sure what you want to write for them, ask them for advice and see if they’ve got any outstanding projects you could work on. 

  • Work out your audience – who do you want to write for? What do you want to write? What is your unique selling point?  Identify these things and include them in emails, since they’ll save editors time and hassle. 

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  • Make a really good CV and attach it to everything you send in (use templates online!). 

  • If you see work experience/publishing opportunities online (e.g., on Indeed or LinkedIn) then it’s sometimes better to contact the editor/organiser directly, rather than just applying for it on its own. Explain to them why you think you’ll be great for the job and attach writing samples/links to work. 

  • On that, if you don’t have any published articles/samples, then create some! You can always start a blog (e.g., on Medium) and send links to editors that way and if you have a bigger following, then editors are likely to take you more seriously. 

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  • Get a public Twitter account! And follow lots of journals, papers, blogs, writers, etc. Some will follow you back – you can DM them and ask for advice/help. Twitter Bios can also tell you someone’s current email address, which can be hard to get hold of otherwise. 

  • Get LinkedIn and use it to follow the same kinds of people/organisations! Aim to post on it semi-regularly (maybe once a month) with updates of what you’re achieving or working on. Make lots of connections and keep an eye out for opportunities.  

  • Message or email authors/writers you like and ask for their advice. Tell them why you like them/their writing style (make it really personalised) and they might be able to spill on publishing opportunities. 

  • Blogs and niche/smaller journals might be more willing to accept your pitches, so perhaps try them first. 

  • Just because you’re a geographer doesn’t mean you have to write about geographical things! But if you do want to, then try to identify issues that you feel aren’t talked about a lot and run with those. 

  • Don’t be intimidated! Keep emailing editors/writers – you might have to do it several times and you still might not get a reply. Don’t feel downbeat, and move onto the next thing. 

  • Follow the writers groups for the Cherwell and Oxford Blue – they post pitches in there and are really receptive to hearing your ideas too.  

  • Get in touch with the communications department in the School of Geography and the Environment! There may well be opportunities to write for the SOGE website or socials, especially if you’re a geography ambassador. 

  • Join Geog Soc! And maybe even join our committee! It’s great to have the name behind you when you’re approaching editors. You can always DM us and ask for help! 

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