Category Education

John Sweeney’s Reflections on COP23: Report 1

John Sweeney is Emeritus Professor at the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units (ICARUS), Department of Geography, Maynooth University. John contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He has regularly attended at the Climate talks held under the UN Framework Convention […]

QS Rankings. Geography at Maynooth in top 200

The QS World University Rankings for individual subjects were released today. As reported in the Irish Examiner, University College Dublin did particularly well at bringing subjects into the top 100 (now has 13) and Trinity College Dublin did particularly poorly (now has 2).   The overall ranking of universities is based on six indicators, four […]

Exploring the Power of Parks in Maynooth

 For Geography Awareness Week this year, we’ve been invited to consider the power of parks, to explore them and appreciate them for their worth. Getting to know the places we are from and the places beyond, we are exploring and discovering; our awareness is nurtured and we explore progressively further in time and space. Journeying […]

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

There are many reasons to distrust or ignore the various league tables of University performance. The rankings of universities are strongly affected by small changes in scores. The measures used benefit English-language, larger, longer-established, research-based universities. Yet the rankings themselves may influence the choices of international students and the reputations they suggest may affect patterns […]

My year studying abroad in Sweden

Note: This is a guest post written by Joe Penny, a third year Geography student who has just returned from a year studying abroad in Sweden. I stayed in Lund University in Sweden for a year under the Erasmus programme. Since returning I’m frequently asked: ‘What was it like? You must know. Where to go, […]

Study tips for videos and beyond

Study week has arrived! Time for a well needed breather no doubt. But also – as the name implies – a chance to catch up on some study. Lectures are just one part of a University education. They can provide an overview of key ideas covered in the course and a series of examples that […]

The new MA in Geography at Maynooth

A unique MA in Geography was launched by Maynooth University 25 September 2014. The MA has currently 30 civil society partners who are working in collaboration with Department of Geography staff to offer students opportunities to learn about ‘real world geographies’ in Ireland and beyond, by inviting students to directly learn about their ongoing research […]