Data Skills in Geography – Useful Links

A selection of useful links to support the teaching of data skills in geography

Data skills in the workplace

Geographical data skills are valued in many workplaces. Watch the videos and view a series of workplace case studies

Travel, tourism and leisure

"I’ve always had a fascination with the world around me, from reading as a child and discovering far-off wonders and different cultures and ways of life"

The physical environment

"I really enjoyed studying geography at school and my teachers encouraged me to continue through A Level to university"

The business world

"Throughout school I decided to study the subjects I enjoyed the most, taking geography, history, law and maths for A Level. I really enjoyed geography at this level and this prompted my application for a BA in Geography at the University of Durham"

Development and global issues

"Geography was always my favourite subject at school. I had a great teacher who was able to bring every topic alive in some way, and continued my interest on to study at Royal Holloway, University of London"

The built environment

"I studied BSc Geography with Economics at London School of Economics, and then to further enhance my skills studied a Master’s in Project and Enterprise at University College London"


"I studied geography at GCSE, A Level and through to BA Geography at Plymouth University"

Geographical Information Systems

"Geography was my favourite subject at school. I decided to study for a BSc in Environmental Science, at the University of East Anglia, which is a more focused physical geography degree"

Policy and Government

"I studied Geography at GCSE and A Level and went onto graduate in 2007 with a 2.1 in Geography with Ecology (BSc Hons) from Sussex University"