Why do people mock us geography students?

Mar 16, 2016 by

I love studying geography, but people constantly make fun of me. It’s not all about colouring in, you know

I’m tired of everyone giving geography students like me a hard time. For years I’ve experienced jibes, sarcastic comments and mockery for the fact I like geography, but I didn’t think it would carry on at university.

My friends and I have heard all the digs, from: “where are your colouring pencils?” to “do you not get bored of looking at maps?” I don’t mock any other student’s degree, so why is geography any different?

Yes, I do like maps (I own a number of them in fact) but geography is so much more than that. It is about many of the important issues we face today, from climate change to geopolitical conflicts in the Middle East.

Geography is growing in popularity. Last year 37,100 people took the subject at A-level – 13% more than the year before, according to the Royal Geographical Society. This is the biggest jump out of any of the major subject choices.

Source: Why do people mock us geography students? | Education | The Guardian

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