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I am aware of a Native American proverb which perfectly summarises my passion for studying Environmental Geography: "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children". The idea of preserving this wonderful world for future generations inspires and motivates me to learn as much as I can about the earth...
Geography is the study of the world, and as geographers we hold the keys to the world’s problems. Geography encompasses many things from natural disasters, eco-systems, to globalisation and development, all of which are areas which fascinate me...
As our environment is constantly changing, the study of Geography is imperative to explaining the complex processes and forces behind it, whether they are natural or man made. We all have a duty to understand the relationship between humans and our environment and focus on the sustainability of our stewardship of the Earth...
Geography is a single subject that enables me to study many different topics that I have a passionate interest in. Through studying the subject I can satisfy my interest in many physical topics such as how the features of the landscape were formed and the climate but also human topics such as population and industry...
At first glance, my A Level choices appear scientifically biased, but they underpin key topics studied in Geography. I enjoy investigating the theories of global economies, population and poverty. The mathematics I have studied enables me to manipulate raw data meaningfully...
In a dynamic world, the study of geography is increasingly important. The diversity of the subject and the interaction between the physical environment and human population is becoming even more evident with climate change and globalisation influencing our everyday lives...
My interest in Geography was first sparked when I was only five, when I went on holiday to Denmark. I wanted to know where Denmark was, why we had to go on a ferry, what the people there were like, what the land was like, and a million other questions...
My desire to study Economics in combination with the Social Sciences stems primarily from my interest in these fields but also from the fact that these two disciplines compliment each other exceptionally well...
All through my academic life I have found Geography extremely interesting because of the vast range of topics involved with it and how it relates to every subject in one way or another. I have a particular interest in the physical side of Geography and especially the topics of: climate change, coasts, hazards and the environment...
My choice of Geography as a degree course has stemmed from a long felt sense of awe of the natural environment and a constant curiosity concerning how natural processes operate. This has grown during my school career, particularly during sixth form, where my passion for geography has taken off...
The world we live in is a fascinating and beautiful place. The Earth and all its inhabitants are part of a complex, ever changing story line that lies at the heart of physical and human geography. I find myself drawn as much to the study of the natural environment and physical landscapes as I am to the study of people, places and cultures...
My desire to study Geography stems from my enjoyment of this subject throughout my school career; particularly at AS level. I find that the topics I learn about in class are all relevant to experiences in my life...
My interest in Geography first started in my first geography lesson in school, especially in Year 9 and since then I have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the world, its different processes and the way it is affected by humans...
Throughout my life I have possessed a keen interest in geography. I am in awe of the natural power of our world. When I was young, I was mystified and enthralled by the sheer size of the oceans and the mountains...
My enthusiasm for Geography was initially fostered when, in a series of art lessons, we were given 'National Geographic' magazine to use. Drawn in by the stunning photographs, I began to read the fascinating articles that they accompanied...
In our rapidly globalising world, with news of bombings, kidnappings, civil strife and so on, I believe that no man, let alone a nation, is an island, as much as autonomy is purported. Thus, I want to study politics, its effects on development and world affairs...
The Chinese expressions for crisis consists of two symbols, the first being 'danger' and the second being 'opportunity'. Our climate is frequently modified by the adjective 'crisis,'so provoking the question-are we really giving danger an opportunity? Often,I have been faced with the conflicting arguments that these climate changes are merely a natural cycle, but how can we be so sure of the consequences? Such questions have challenged me to undertake ageography degree in an effort to provide some form of answer...
Geography is a discipline I have never wanted to give up. After each stage I find myself wanting to know more and explore the topics I've already covered. Studying Geography at A Level developed my understanding, as I realized the rich interactions between the human and physical worlds...
My interest in geography began when I visited an exhibition on maps from the 1400s up to the present day. They charted the progress of smaller kingdoms and county boundaries into the UK that we know today...
The immense size and complexity of the world, its societies and how they function never fails to amaze me. I am living in a crucial period of the history of resource management. This is a serendipitous time for generating more sustainable methods of harnessing, distributing and consuming the earth's resources...
Considering my interests and hobbies, I could have chosen one of any number of subjects as my main area of interest, but there is no other subject which captures my imagination so completely as Geography, and I see links to it in almost every aspect of my life, both within and outside of my studies...
I am eager to take Geography onto higher education because I have had a keen interest in Geography since my lower academic years. It is a broad subject where I can explore and learn the physical, human, social and cultural aspects of Geography...
If I said ‘I’ve loved geography since an early age’, I’d be lying. Although I loved our family holidays, which have always been seen as expeditions, I didn’t think it was ‘geography’ until I started using places I’d been to as examples in geography lessons...
The possibility of the human race’s days being numbered by our destructive lifestyles, as planted in my mind by Al Gore’s sensationalised and controversial ‘The Inconvenient Truth’, has fuelled my interest in the global warming phenomenon, forcing me to question society’s reluctance to tackle it and realise the worldwide impact of each of our daily lives...
Geography affects all aspects of our lives. One of the beauties of the subject is that wherever you look, there are links to geography. Even as I write this, there are connections all around. The sky is full of the typical unpredictable rainclouds, contrasting the bright blue skies opposite...
Geography has inspired me from a young age and I believe that growing up in Scotland has had an important role to play in this. The country's geography, to me, can never fail to impress, particularly the city of Edinburgh...
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is an ever recurring question asked to me by many individuals, including myself. I have come to the conclusion that I will never come up with a final answer, as I have many ambitions and aspirations...
The sheer intricacy of our planet is something that has always left me in utter amazement. From the creation of mountains to the way we as humans evolved. Science is a deep rooted love that has grown since I was a young child...
A trip to the capital city of Iceland; Reykjavík, shaped distinctively by its earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, I noticed how fundamental tourism and investment in geothermal energy had resulted in a strong correlation of economic growth for the country...
It only takes travelling around a small area to develop a curiosity about your surroundings; however, having visited Iceland, Morocco and Scotland amongst other areas of geological significance, I have developed more than a curiosity...
Having reached the incredible 7 billion mark it is clear that the world population and the planet we live on will have to develop a more harmonious relationship if both are to survive. I want to be one of the people helping to develop and build that relationship...
Much of my initial enthusiasm for Geography stemmed from the fact that it encompasses so many of the factors that shape both my local area and my life within it. Concerns surrounding rural depopulation and the eventual closure of my former primary school, broadband availability or the siting of wind turbines would have intrigued me in their own right, regardless of further study, yet pursuing the subject has enabled me to develop an understanding of the wider significance of such issues...
I could say that my love of Geography started in school, but in fact holidays to foreign lands have had a more significant impact on me. From the volcanic badlands of Lanzarote's Timanfaya, to the unique beauty of Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania, Geography and its impact on nature and human development have awed me...
Geography is an all-encompassing subject where the geography of the past helps us to understand the present and forecast the future. I am particularly interested in the inter-relationships between physical and human Geography...
From the dry, arid Saharan desert, to the cold, unforgiving Arctic, the world is home to a diverse and breathtaking range of environments. The astonishing array of landscapes across the globe are home to a staggering 8...
I grew up in India, surrounded by a landscape that changed rapidly as the economy grew. Since then I have observed India's development, but also evidence of poor sustainability, for example its high levels of pollution...
One of the reasons why I would like to major in geography and sustainable development is my interest in a wide range of topics. I enjoy reading about important global issues like climate change, food shortages and the population explosion, as well as global trends in economics...
Geography is constantly helping humans to understand the environment we are placed in and adapt ourselves to it. Through understanding we can improve our reactions to this ever changing natural landscape and learn the importance of taking care of this dynamic environment...

While we live in such a compelling world, the study of geography is
becoming increasingly important in attempt to tackle issues surrounding
global warming, amongst other geographical controversies...

I am fascinated by the intrinsic link between humanity and the environment in which it thrives. Physical Geography is a compelling area; it exposes the power and complexity of the natural forces which govern our earth, showing that we cannot exploit its resources for our own means without severe consequences...

I first became interested in Geography when the subject allowed me to explore different answers to problems that we currently face around the world. One of the areas within Geography that captivates me is climate change...

The dynamic relationship between human and physical geography is something I wish to explore. People such as David Attenborough and Brian Cox have further developed my interest and inspired me to travel to see extraordinary areas of natural beauty...
Geography channels our desires to explore and comprehend what is around us. I am keen to study geography further because I believe it tackles the biggest issues we face today, from overpopulation, climate change, and health through to rapidly changing technology...
Climate change and urbanisation demonstrate our planet’s dynamic nature. My passion for Geography comes from a desire to understand these changes and the social, economic and environmental issues they bring...
The dynamic nature of geography drives my enthusiasm for the subject. My interest began when studying its various elements from eco-tourism in Machu Picchu to fracking in my local area, observing its increasing relevance to my own life...
In a world that is constantly changing, the importance of people to study these changes is ever-increasing, and as geographers it is our duty to do so. The key factor that sparked my interest for Geography is that you can learn more about it every day as there are links to Geography where ever you look...
Learning about the geographical basis of the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in Year Nine made me realise the relevance geography has in all major current affair issues, ranging from conflict and development to climate change and natural disasters...
The study of geography can greatly improve our understanding of world issues such as the impact of climate on food security and poverty; the influence of natural resources in political conflict; and the implications of changes in global health patterns - all of which fascinate me...
The complex relationship between geography and economics, and the impact of economic policy on society, has always interested me. In particular, I am captivated by how the natural world can alter economic policies, and comparatively how an economic policy can have numerous effects on society and the environment...
It is the interdisciplinary nature of Geography that particularly appeals to me as it encompasses a variety of topics that are integral to understanding key societal issues. The complexities of population change intrigue me as a geographer; I am keen to learn how food production technology and security systems adapt to this growth and how developed economies resolve issues associated with ageing populations...
Few career paths allow for a direct impact on physical and human life, whilst being academically challenging yet providing endless diversity. Geography is a subject I find challenging, invigorating, and, even before my school studies, something that has captivated me...
Geography is a subject that inspires me greatly, mainly due to the nature of studying a subject that evolves constantly around our daily lives. Current issues such as climate change, natural hazards and their interconnectedness are areas of geography I am excited to study in depth at a degree level...
Though it is to rainforests that we give the label of the most diverse places in the world, I believe it should really belong to cities. It only takes a short walk around London to realise how many differences exist within such narrow boundaries...
My decision to study Geography stems from an evolving curiosity in the world's complex relationships, both human and physical. The relevance and dynamic nature of the subject never ceases to impress. Investigating soil properties in local farmland confirmed this...