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Degree: Environment, Culture and Society (Masters) - Edinburgh University
Hello fellow geographers and sociologists!
My name is Laurie, and I am currently studying a Masters degree in Environment, Culture and Society at the magical University of Edinburgh. Before this I was in Glasgow, where I did my Bachelors degree in Geography and Sociology.
So, how can I help?
Well, firstly I have to admit that I really love people. I am fascinated by how they behave, interact and evolve. Human/social Geography and Sociology are two of the best subjects in which to explore this deep realm of knowledge.
Some concepts can, of course, seem really massive. People ain't simple! But this is where I come in. If you find yourself struggling with particular concepts or tasks, I am more than happy to be your guide. Using mindmaps, tables, flowcharts and/or posters, I can help walk you through the content, step by step. Broken down, a very complex set of ideas can be totally understood.
Most importantly, we'll have heaps of fun along the way :)
All I need you to do is let me know which exam board you're with, and which particular topic(s) you're struggling with.
I look forward to meeting you!
|Geography||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Sociology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature and Language||A-Level||A|
|Geography with Sociology||Bachelors Degree||First|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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An increasing population results in the social problems of over-crowding, with the availability of less homes, increasing the demand for houses of multiple occupancy, and raising house prices. The latter impact makes it increasingly difficult for those with a lower income to support their (economic) finances, such as taxes and living costs, forcing them to live in smaller residences. The large concentration of people in a small space increases the rate of infectious disease, meaning national health costs may rise (political, economic). A decreasing population will have a negative effect on the economy, with fewer workers available to produce goods to make profit in domestic and international trade. This may cause the government to encourage an influx of migrant workers (political, social), as can be seen currently in Russia. If a population is growing rapidly, the government will be stricter with migration policies, making the country more closed to migrant workers who would take the jobs needed for current residents (political, social). An example can be seen with the USA’s migration policy, particularly regarding Mexico.
Having an increasingly older (‘ageing’) population would cause there to be political and economic changes in healthcare provision, with more emphasis being put on the training of heart specialists and less being put on pre natal care. An increase in retirees would make more jobs available (social, economic), encouraging the government to put less restraint of migration policies, as migrant workers are welcomed to fill the jobs previously done by those now retired (poltical), as can be seen in Germany. The economy would also adapt to provide more social resources for the elderly – for example providing services that the ‘grey pound’ would want, such as holidays for the retired. Politically, an ageing population may also cause retirement ages to be raised.see more
My honours degree was in geography and sociology. Therefore, I can help engage you with a broad range of political, social and environmental theories (and the ways in which they intertwine!)
Focus areas include:
Urban geography, sustainable food systems, environmental ethics, theories of development, political ecology, colonialism, consumption, migration.
A disease of affluence affecting MEDCs such as the USA and the UK is Coronary Heart Disease. The rate of this disease is increasing due to the high rates of obesity and smoking in both countries. The disease has an adverse effect on an individual’s health, making them less physically active, less able to work long hours, and generally reducing their disability-adjusted life years (DALY). This negatively impacts the economy, as less people being able to work means that less people are producing goods, resulting in national economic downturn.
Being unable to work puts a heavier need on economic support from the government. The treatment costs of the disease are very high, causing an increase in health tax, particularly in the UK with its National Health Service (NHS). If health taxes increase, the most economically disadvantaged people in society will continue to struggle to ‘pay their way’.
The high treatment costs are causing governments to take action by increasing the amount of public campaigns encouraging healthy eating and discouraging smoking. By changing their lifestyle to become healthier and be more physically active, less people will be diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease, lowering the cost of healthcare.
The children of those who have the disease as a result of obesity are more likely to follow the lifestyles displayed by their parents, making them more prone to developing the disease in the future. This will subsequently continue the cycle of economic loss as a result of the disease.see more