There are seven libraries across the University and you will automatically be a member of all of them. The Hartley Library, located on the Highfield Campus, has recently had a £10 million refurbishment, significantly enhancing it as a quality space for learning and personal study. With more than million volumes, including an extensive stock of geographical materials and academic journals (in both print and on-line formats), the support for geographical study is excellent.
Our laboratories are well equipped for research in environmental processes and modelling, Quaternary palaeoecology, Geographical Information Systems and remote sensing. Student work in human geography is supported by access to recording and transcribing technologies, plus use of quantitative and qualitative analysis software. There is also access to the latest information technology and online learning resources via 1,500 PCs around the University sites, campuses and halls of residence. Most course materials are now available online.
Methods of Assessment
Geography units are assessed in variety of ways, with the typical balance being 35% coursework and 65% examination. There is variation, however, with some fieldwork based units assessed 100% on the basis of coursework for instance. The different types of work you will complete during your time at Southampton include: