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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Oct8VUW GED Seminar: Characterization of Groundwater with Complementary Age Tracers
Date: 8 October 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Monique Beyer, Physical Geography PhD CandidateWater supply in New Zealand and other counties around… Read more
Oct15VUW GED Seminar: Usability issues in Geoinformation Science research
Date: 15 October 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr Ioannis Delikostidis, Canterbury UniversityIt has been more than half a century since Human… Read more
Oct23ESCI PhD Proposal Seminar: Experimental basalt-fluid interactions at subcritical, Sipercritical amd superheated steam conditions: implications for geothermal development anmd sustainability
Date: 23 October 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO 304
Speaker: Geology PhD Candidate Mauro Passarella Fluid-rock interaction occurs in nature when aqueous fluids come… Read more

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1 October 2015 SGEES Pofessor awarded the 2015 New Zealand Geographical Society’s President’s Award for Graduate Supervision
The citation from President Dr Ann Pomeroy reads as follows: Warwick Murray deserves this award in order to highlight the contribution he has made since his arrival in New Zealand in 2001 to geographically-focussed graduate studies in, of and with Latin America. Read more
22 September 2015 SGEES researchers awarded prestigious fellowships
Two SGEES researchers are among a small group of leading New Zealand scientists to receive Rutherford Discovery Fellowships. Read more
9 September 2015 Victoria - SGEES researchers collaborate in local climate change events
Victoria University of Wellington - SGEES researchers are helping to spread the word about the impact of climate change at three events in Wellington this month. 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»

Summer courses

ESCI 201: Climate Change and New Zealand's Future, and GEOG 313: Geographies of New Zealand are offered in Trimester Three.

Ben Higgs film

Summer Gold winner

Check out Ben Higgs' video that won 'Best Overall Movie’ in the Summer Gold Competition.