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Postgraduate events as a building block for interdisciplinary research

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posted on 16.10.2015, 09:21 authored by Eleanor Darlington, Catherine Waite, Stacey Balsdon
Postgraduate students are at the forefront of geographical research, forging their career in a rapidly changing landscape. The ideology of geography as a single discipline is being erased, enabling complex geographical questions spanning both natural and social sciences to be properly addressed. A postgraduate event organised in a thematic manner, rather than by discipline, reveals that postgraduate students still associate with ‘human’ or ‘physical’ geography, rather than with interdisciplinary work. However, students who overcome time constraints and have exposure to, or engage with, interdisciplinary research gain valuable transferable skills, enhancing research outputs and employability. Therefore, postgraduate perceptions of interdisciplinary research are important for geography to advance.

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

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Area

Citation

DARLINGTON, E.F., WAITE, A. and BALSDON, S.F., 2015. Postgraduate events as a building block for interdisciplinary research. Area, 47(4), pp.481-483.

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© Wiley

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2015

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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: DARLINGTON, E.F., WAITE, A. and BALSDON, S.F., 2015. Postgraduate events as a building block for interdisciplinary research. Area, 47(4), pp.481-483, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12227. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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1475-4762

Language

en