Cardiff Case Studies

The School of Planning and Geography is a centre of excellence in teaching and research in both Human Geography and Planning. Together with the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, we have developed the Cardiff Case Studies initiative, through which we hope contemporary research can be used to inform the teaching of A-level Geography in classrooms across the UK.

From this website Geography teachers and students are able to download case studies free of charge. The case studies can be used as illustrations by teachers, and students might choose to cite them in their coursework or exams. These case studies also provide students with an insight into the topics being taught and researched at Cardiff University.

Please follow the link below for a full introduction to the Cardiff Case Studies initiative and their possible uses or contact Dr. Peter Mackie, for further information.

  Introduction to the Cardiff Case Studies initiative.

Annual Cardiff Case Studies Conference for Geography Teachers

Thoughtful, intelligent and one of the best training courses I have ever attended as a teacher I look forward to sharing some of the case studies with colleagues and students Each year Geography teachers are invited to attend a Cardiff Case Studies conference at Cardiff University, where they will be able to meet the authors of the case studies and hear them present their case studies.

Cardiff Case Studies 2016

The 2016 event will be held on Tuesday 14th June 2016 in collaboration with Techniquest. To sign up following this link. 

The following Case Studies were presented at the 2015 event:




- Click this link to view the full 2015 Programme.

 To view programmes from previous conferences, please select a year:

2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

Past Case Studies


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