30 Truths Only A Physical Geography Student Will Understand

No, it’s not just colouring in.

1. To be honest, when you were applying to university you had no idea what you wanted to do.

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2. But you were really good at geography at school.

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3. And it always seemed pretty cool. There’s volcanos, for a start.

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4. Tornados are totally badass.

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5. Just look at this! Geography seemed like as good a choice as any.

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6. But then you get there, and it’s non stop “so is that just colouring in?” jokes.

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7. Again, and again, and again.

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8. And it can actually get really annoying.

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9. And if they’re not mocking you about colouring in, they think you just learn flags and capital cities all day.

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10. Or they accuse you of studying geography to avoid doing any hard work.

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11. But mostly it’s the colouring in thing.

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12. But you know this, so you can’t get too angry.

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13. Having said that, when you meet people who still doubt global warming it’s hard not to get a bit angry.

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14. You soon realise that there’s a tense rivalry between human and physical geographers.

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15. Now human geography really is easy.

Joking, obviously.

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16. You totally know how to pronounce Eyjafjallajokull.

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17. And you know how to have a good time.

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18. You think these puns rock.

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19. In fact, you Syria-sly love a good pun.

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20. You know that Michael Palin is always right.

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21. And that geography degrees often lead to big things.





Michael Jordan, Prince William, and Mother Teresa all achieved geography degrees.

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22. This scene is all too familiar.

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23. And it gets even more fun when you have to do it on your own for your dissertation.

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24. Your favourite part of any holiday is always this bit.

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25. And your friends are always asking you what the weather’s going to be like.

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26. Once you graduated, you realised that knowing what you wanted to do with your life might have been useful.

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27. So you quickly have to learn the phrase ‘transferable skills’.

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28. And though some of your classmates will go on to make a lot of money looking for oil etc.

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29. Most will become teachers.

Including you, probably.

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30. But on the plus side, you’re a demon at pub quizzes.

You can take this geography quiz in full here.

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Robin Edds is special projects editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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