The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Geography Community

Geography Community

Geography at Newcastle is not just about teaching and research. We are also keen to build a strong and inclusive sense of community here.

We have a dedicated 'Geography Community' slot timetabled in the schedules of staff and students to help facilitate activities such as debates, workshops, dissertation conference etc.


Our student-led Geog-Soc is one of the largest and most active societies at the University. Geog-Soc’s activities range from regular social gatherings, including the annual Geography Ball and used book sales.

You could also represent us in intramural competitions as part of our football and netball teams.

Student mentoring

Our student mentoring system provides a great opportunity for new students to help settle into university life. The mentoring programme begins during induction of stage one, with every incoming student being assigned a student mentor from our existing stage two and three student body.

Staff-Student Consultative Committee

Aside from your regular meetings with tutors and course leaders, we also operate a Staff-Student Consultative Committee. Our SSCC meets monthly and is a great opportunity for students and staff to feedback and discuss ideas and experiences about the programme.

Tutorial system

Our tutorial system provides comprehensive pastoral and academic support throughout the degree programme. Alongside their academic role, we also recognise that field trips play a key role in the student experience.

Our fieldwork opportunities begin early in stage one with a residential field trip to the Lake District to help everyone to get to know their fellow students and staff even better.

While in stage two and three, options include including New York, Krakow, Amsterdam, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and New Zealand.


Our community does not stop at the time of graduation. Once a Newcastle geographer, always a Newcastle geographer. See our alumni pages for details of our former graduates.