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insight4me Physical Geography: Natural Hazards With University Of Glasgow

2nd February 2021 @ 11:15 - 12:15



insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12 & 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how, in this case, Geography is taught.

In this insight4me Physical Geography webinar for schools and colleges, University of Glasgow will deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Natural Hazards, Dr David Brown, Senior Lecturer in Volcanology and Sedimentology at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences will present Volcanoes – Hazards and Opportunities. Volcanoes are amongst the Earth’s most spectacular natural phenomena.  This talk outlines their complex array of hazards, but also the critical opportunities and resources they provide to society.

Through the discussion, universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Geography spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond A-levels, T-levels, IB, BTEC and equivalent qualifications.



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Geography and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 2 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Geography at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



2nd February 2021
11:15 - 12:15
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