Further reading links have been provided to supplement your studies.
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Two HEA commissioned resources by Waller and Schultz (2013; 2015), examining how to succeed at university in Geography and related disciplines, will support you with independent research:
Waller, R. and Schultz, D.M. (2015) How to Succeed at University in GEES Disciplines: Enhancing students' information literacy skills. York: HEA [online]. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/10230.
Waller, R and Schultz, D.M. (2013) How to succeed at University in GEES disciplines: Using online data for independent research. York: HEA [online]. Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/how-succeed-university-gees-disciplines.
Hay (2012) is an up-to-date textbook offering a practical guide for geography and environmental science students on how to communicate clearly and effectively in an academic setting. Now in its fourth edition, the text covers a wealth of written, graphic and spoken forms of communication.
Hay, I. (2012) Communicating in Geography and the Environmental Sciences. 4th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The University of Leicester Student Learning Development website offers a suite of open access resources that support the delivery of effective oral and poster presentations: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/presentations.
From this web address you can access user-friendly printable study guides and online tutorials. Equally, a detailed document from the University of Oxford that describes the process of creating an academic poster can be found at: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/access/content/group/e05e05d2-f4ce-4a24-a008-031832bd1509/LearningRes_Open/Course_Book_Ppt_TIUD_Conference_Posters10.pdf
The third edition (2015) of Publishing and Getting Read: A Guide for Researchers in Geography is now accessible online at: http://www.rgs.org/OurWork/Research+and+Higher+Education/Journals+books+and+guides/Publishing+and+getting+read.htm. This free guide, published by the RGS-IBG, provides clear practical advice about how to publish research in a wide range of forms, and how to maximise the reach of your research.
The British Conference of Undergraduate Research website offers useful material and further electronic links concerning how to publish student research in geography and other disciplines: http://www.bcur.org/.
The Reinvention website offers advice on writing your first journal article: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/reinvention/.
Opportunities for undergraduate research dissemination within and beyond university
- Student led research blogs and e-magazines: http://studentblogs.le.ac.uk/geography/ and https://environmentalgeographies.wordpress.com/
- Institutional multi-disciplinary research showcases including conferences: https://studentjournals.plymouth.ac.uk/index.php/pss and http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/explore/projects/diffusion_the_uclan_journal_of_undergraduate_research.php
- Undergraduate research conferences: British Conference of Undergraduate Research http://www.bcur.org/ and North American National Conferences on Undergraduate Research http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/ncur/
- National exhibitions: Posters in Parliament http://www.bcur.org/about/posters-in-parliment/ and Posters on the Hill http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill/
- National undergraduate research journals in geography: GEOverse in the UK http://geoverse.brookes.ac.uk/ and Geoview in Australia https://www.iag.org.au/publications/geoview/
- International multi-disciplinary undergraduate research journals: Reinvention http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/iatl/ejournal/
- International blogs: The People's Journal http://www.thepj.org/