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Essential information for Streatham Campus postgraduate taught students - MRes Critical Human Geography

Where are we?

Geography is located on Rennes Drive, in the Amory Building, a large red-brick building on the eastern edge of the Streatham Campus. Academic members of staff have their offices on the second, third and fourth floors. Our laboratories are on the third floor, in a specialised wing of the Amory building called the Sediment Research Facility (SRIF), with additional laboratory space available in other buildings.

Student Support can be accessed via the Amory Info Point, based on the ground floor of the building. The Info Point is part of the new Amory Hub, where you will also find a brand new café, social study area, computer space, and a self-service kitchen.

Support staff at the Info Point will be available from 08:15 – 17:00 every weekday to answer any questions you have, or point you in the direction of someone who can help. If you’re not on campus, you can still reach the Info Point on 01392 723301 or by e-mailing geographyhelp@exeter.ac.uk.

Freshers’ Week

You will arrive at the University for the start of Freshers’ Week (Monday 17th September). Although there are no lectures in Freshers’ Week, you will find that you are quite busy as the Students’ Guild organises a packed programme of events.

Freshers’ Week gives you a chance to get to know your new surroundings and make friends before the academic term starts. It also gives you a chance to visit the Geography Department, get to know your way around and familiarize yourself with members of staff.

MRes Critical Human Geographies Welcome Talk

This is a COMPULSORY meeting for you to attend during Freshers’ Week, led by the MRes Programme Director, Dr. Sean Carter.

This will take place on Thursday 20th September, from 12.00 to 13.00, in Amory B308. This will be the first chance to meet as a group, and we will talk you through the programme handbook and explain how the programme is organised.

University Registration

The University of Exeter has two Registration processes – the first is at University-level during which you register for your degree programme; the second is at discipline–level, when you register for your modules. We will discuss the module registration process at the Welcome Talk on the Thursday of Freshers’ week.

University Registration is completed on-line. You should receive separate information about this via e-mail.

What to expect in the first few weeks

Teaching on the MRes modules commences in week 1 of term, which starts on Monday 24th September. Your timetable will be available to you electronically once you have registered. In Term 1 you will take 4 modules, each worth 15 credits. One of these modules is delivered by the Politics department (POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis); in this module you will be taught alongside Masters students from other Social Science disciplines.

The other three modules are delivered by the Geography department;
GEOM106A: Contemporary Debates in Human Geography (convened by Dr. Pepe Romanillos)
GEOM131: Geographies of Life (convened by Prof. Gail Davies)
GEOM132: Space, Politics and Power (convened by Dr. Sean Carter)

Each of these modules is team taught, and will consist of a 2-hour session per week. In total then, you can expect to receive around 8 hours of direct contact per week in Term 1. If you would like any more information about these modules prior to the start of term, then please email the respective module convener.

See you soon!

We look forward to welcoming you to Exeter in September and hope you enjoy your Freshers’ Week activities. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the MRes Critical Human Geographies programme director, Dr. Sean Carter (s.carter@exeter.ac.uk).

There is a lot more information about the University of Exeter and the Geography department on our website and we really recommend that you take a look before you arrive! You can also find us on twitter: @ExeterGeography