Alana Wheat - 3rd Year Geography Single Hons
Why did you choose to study this course Keele?
It is close to home and I loved the atmosphere and the area of Keele. The staff were very welcoming and were interested in what I had to say.
What are the strengths of the course?
The course has a variety of modules allowing geography students to follow both human and physical geography pathways, there is also a variety of assessments and there are fantastic resources available online (and at the library) to assist learning.
What further opportunities are you involved in outside of your course? (Career events/societies etc.)
Green Keele – Green Keele Festival, Weigh to Go, Eat Rinse Repeat, Drink Rinse Repeat, Open Days, ISF Seminars and Senior Sustainability Intern - https://www.keele.ac.uk/discover/news/2020/january/sustainability-drive/reusable-food-containers.php
Hedgehog Friendly Campus (Green Impact)
Keele Wildlife Society – President – Organising talks and walks for all students on campus to take part in and engage in wildlife on and off campus. We also took part in the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback planting 300 trees around Keele campus.
Member of KUGS and other societies
Campus Green Team – Litter picks, tree planting, restoration work
Student Voice Reps (Lead Student Voice rep during Year 2)
Student Ambassador & Higher Horizons Ambassador
I went to many career events organised by Keele Careers which were really helpful in guiding me to writing CVs and what careers are out there
What are your career aspirations?
I aspire to be in the field of sustainability and to make a difference in the world. I am looking into doing a Masters course.
How is this course helping you to reach your career aspirations?
It has given me the skills needed to become who I am today – a motivated and thoughtful individual. I am able to use a variety of software and equipment. Geography allows you to see connections between everything and to look at the wider picture.
What is your advice to anybody considering studying geology geography at Keele?
The more effort you put into your degree the more you will get out of it, so put in the effort from the start.