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SPRI Review 2006: University Teaching

University Teaching

Academic members of the Institute's staff coordinate and participate regularly in undergraduate lecture courses in the departments of Geography, Physics and Social Anthropology. A new third-year course in the Department of Geography on 'Arctic Peoples' has attracted very positive feedback from students. Undergraduate supervisions are provided to students in many colleges. Members of our staff are Fellows of Christ's, Darwin, Downing, Jesus, St. Catherine's, St. John's colleges. Our M.Phil. course in Polar Studies has academic strands in Physical Sciences and in Social Science and Humanities, and staff also contribute to other M.Phil. programmes taught in the Department of Geography. We have twenty or so doctoral students, registered to study topics which range from numerical modelling of ice sheets to the nature of Inuit hunting methods. Each student is nested within one of our research groups, providing a strong and integrated research culture.

Julian Dowdeswell