Royal Holloway's Geography Department scoops teaching award

Posted on 16/12/2013

The MA course programme's key focus is on the interconnections between place, landscape, environment and identity

The Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, has won a top prize at the Prospects Postgraduate Awards, a national scheme that celebrates the very best in postgraduate education.

The MA Cultural Geography (Research) team won an award in the Best Teaching Team (Arts and Humanities) category.

Current MA Director Dr Harriet Hawkins said the team were delighted to win this student nominated teaching award and that it reflected the hard work and dedication of the course teaching team.

The MA, which was started in 1994, is a world-leading course in the field, drawing particularly upon the research of the Department’s outstanding Social and Cultural Geography Group.  

Professor Felix Driver, Director of Royal Holloway's Social & Cultural Geography Group, said: "The Cultural Geography MA programme continues to attract excellent students, and has been a fantastic model not only for this department but for many other universities in the UK and overseas. Its alumni, most of whom have gone on to PhD research, are now among the leading researchers and lecturers in the field.”

He added: "It’s a programme which continues to set the standard for research-oriented postgraduate provision at a time when imaginative and innovative research training is required as never before."

The Prospects Postgraduate Awards judging panel included representatives from Universities UK, NUS, UK Council for International Student Affairs, Higher Education Academy, Association of Graduate Recruiters and the British Council.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects, said: “The UK is a world leader in postgraduate education and these awards recognise and reward some of the best providers as well as businesses that support them. Congratulations go to the MA Cultural Geography (Research Team) at Royal Holloway, University of London, which excelled in a hugely competitive category.”


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