Geography is a dynamic and exciting subject, focusing on global issues such as climate change, social justice, poverty, water distribution, energy, biodiversity, pollution as well as the regional and local impacts of these drivers on us, our society and our culture. Our Geography with Mountain Leadership degree is unique. We give you the opportunity to study for a full BSc in Geography whilst combining this with supported learning in outdoor skills. If you enjoy camping, walking and outdoor activities of any type (such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DoE)) this course could really play to your strengths. Through an innovative programme of lectures and peer learning we train you to navigate over tough terrain, to lead others safely in the outdoors, to learn expedition planning, mapping, first aid and risk assessment. All this alongside developing your academic interest in the wider subject of Geography. If you’re interested in establishing a career in outdoor education, teaching, consultancy, recreation management, outdoor pursuits, landscape assessment and management, or expedition leadership - this course could be for you. As well as gaining a full Honours degree in Geography, you’ll have the opportunity to train and qualify as a Mountain Training Association (MTA) accredited summer mountain leader. The accredited residential training and assessment is included in your tuition fees and provided by a MTA accredited mountain centre in North Wales. Why study Geography with Mountain Leadership at Staffordshire University? • We have highly satisfied students – achieving 100% (2016) and 95% (2017) in the National Student Survey • You have the opportunity to gain an externally accredited qualification in Summer Mountain Leadership which is much in demand by employers. • You are taught by accessible, enthusiastic and friendly experts: we are all Fellows or Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, 3 of us are Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 is a Chartered GIS specialist and we have a National Teaching Fellow. We are nationally-recognised for our teaching excellence and our staff are engaged in a range of exciting and relevant research in the UK and overseas. • Our classes are small, meaning we get to know all our students quickly. We can tailor our support to your individual learning needs. • We have fantastic facilities including: industry standard Environment laboratories, GIS laboratories and computing facilities, a 24-hour library, our own Nature Reserve on campus too. • We are passionate about fieldwork – all of our core fieldwork is included in your fees. This includes a 3-day UK residential in your 1st year, a 5-day UK residential in your 2nd year as well as a 6-day trip to Barcelona in your final year. These main fieldwork events are supplemented by a range of day trips to support learning in both human and physical geography. • Our city-edge campus in Stoke-on-Trent is modern and attractive and borders its own nature reserve on the River Trent. We’re right next to the main railway station meaning a 2-minute walk for train commuters, whilst the beautiful Grade 1 listed Hanley Park is around the corner from our main site. • We are highly accessible, being situated in the middle of the UK, whilst bordering some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. The Peak District National Park is only 25 minutes from site, whilst the mountains of North Wales and the Lake District are only 2 hours away enabling you to access the mountain landscapes needed to complete your ML training.