This blog is managed by postgraduates in the Geography Department at Durham University. We are a large community of around 120 of Masters and PhD students representing a very wide breadth of topics within both Human and Physical Geography. We hope to regularly update you with interesting articles on our ongoing research, alongside giving you an impression of what life as a postgraduate within our department is like. We hope you enjoy these contributions and please engage with the authors within the comments section. This blog is managed by Olivia Mason (Human Geography PhD student – email) and Juliet Sefton (Physical Geography PhD student – email). Find out more about Durham University Geography department here. DISCLAIMER: Any views/opinions expressed within the articles published within this blog are solely those of the article’s author and do not necessarily represent the views of Durham University, nor the Durham University Geography Department.