School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and expressed in an extraordinary range of courses ranging from deep earth geophysics to feminist geography. We welcome students from around the globe who come to study with our internationally recognised staff, and research at field sites in New Zealand and worldwide.
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Feb10NZCCRI Seminar Series: Dynamic Adaptive Policymaking: An Approach to Planning Under Deep Uncertainty
Date: 10 February 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of NZ, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Speaker: Professor Warren E. Walker, emeritus Professor of Policy Analysis, faculty of Technology, Policy and… Read more

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17 December 2014 Deep Fault Drilling Project
12 different nations have gathered in south Westland under the leadership of a team of New Zealanders from GNS Science, Victoria University and Otago University. Read more
11 December 2014 SGEES draws UK siblings to Victoria
The sister of a sibling duo from the United Kingdom will be back in Wellington to graduate with a PhD in Geology this week, reuniting with her brother who also studies earth sciences at Victoria University. Read more
9 December 2014 SGEES Fieldtrip cookbook supports Geological Society
A cookbook featuring recipes, photos and fieldtrip confessions contributed by the staff and students of Victoria’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences is on sale now, with proceeds going to the student Geological Society. Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose to study Geology because it was the closest thing to being an explorer he could be. His studies have taken him to glaciers in the Southern Alps and volcanoes in South America. Watch Sam’s story.