Cardiff Case Studies

Geographical research for secondary school teaching

The School of Geography and Planning 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 initiative, through which we hope contemporary research can be used to inform and inspire the teaching of 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 by teachers as illustrations or to prompt debate, 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. In June each year we also hold a very popular Case Studies conference for teachers. 

Please explore our website and if you have any queries please feel free to contact Dr. Peter Mackie, Human Geography Course Director, 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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