Are Your Students’ Goals SMART?

At the beginning of the term we often encourage students to set goals. One suggested scheme is SMART goal setting. First discussed by George Doran in 1981, the acronym stands for: Specific Measureable Achievable Realistic Time Dependent A goal like “study hard” is...

September Time Savers!

At the start of the semester it can sometimes seem like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. In this Tips and Tricks we present time saving strategies to increase your efficiency. Don’t over prepare – Trust yourself! Use what you did in...

Why we use the Mercator Projection

Did you ever wonder why the world maps looks the way it does? Watch this video which explains why we still use the Mercator map, despite its inaccuracies, and the tradeoffs chosen when working with other map projections....