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Spatial Planning: What Do Geographers Do Next? Welcome to the Exciting and Diverse World of Spatial Planning! with Associate Professor Joe Doak and Professor Gavin Parker from The Henley Business School, University of Reading

30th November 2016 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Henley Business School

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The built environment provides a range of career opportunities for geography graduates: your move into the exciting and challenging world of spatial planning is just one step away! We would like to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of planning with you so that you feel more confident in making the right choice for your career.

The aims of this session are to:

– provide UG Geography students with an overview of the careers options in the built environment;

– give more detailed information on the area of ‘spatial planning’ and the pathways into the planning profession;

– overview the MSc Spatial Planning & Development programme offered at the University of Reading and the wider support provided to post-graduate students in the Henley Business School;

– provide an opportunity for interested students to gain answers to questions they may have on planning as a career and/or the MSc Planning programme at Reading.

The structure of the session is straightforward:

– Presentation by Associate Professor Joe Doak on ‘Career Opportunities in the Built Environment Professions’ (10 mins)

– Presentation by Professor Gavin Parker on ‘The Exciting and Diverse World of Spatial Planning & Development’ (10 mins)

– Presentation by Professor Gavin Parker and Joe Doak on ‘Getting into World of Planning: Studying Spatial Planning & Development at Reading’ (20 mins)

– Q&A session (20 mins)


Suitable for: This is particularly targeted at final year undergraduate Geography students, although space permitting in the room being used at each university, other interested students will be very welcome.

Preparation/Pre-reading: There is no pre-reading or preparation required for this session.

Lecturer Profile: Assoc. Professor Joe Doak and Professor Gavin Parker

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available. This session will be limited to 3 universities to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.



30th November 2016
14:00 - 15:00
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