Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

Driven postgrad student knows his mind

SGEES MSc Geology student Theo Calkin represented our School and his passion for Geology in this short "Know Your Mind" video. Studying with us has provided Theo with invaluable industry connections and work experience, helping him feel like he can make a real difference.

A blue river, in the centre of the photo, flows over rocks and into a pool, surrounded by greenery

Our Environment

The Environmental Science students share stories on topics of interest including didymo, mangroves and the fashion industry in this class blog.

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  • Geographers scoop awards

    Three researchers from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences have received recognition for their outstanding work in geography by their peers in New Zealand.

  • Private Kiwis missing out on community

    As a result of giving ourselves too much private space, New Zealanders are missing out on the benefit of communal public space, writes the Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Rebecca Kiddle