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Policy and public affairs

Geographical information and research has never been more relevant to policy decisions being made on a range of issues, such as migration and climate change, with geographers at the heart of debates about the future of places, environments and communities.

The Society:

  • demonstrates and champions the contribution which geographical knowledge, expertise and research makes to effective policy-making, at all levels of Government: from local, to regional and national.
  • promotes effective knowledge exchange with policy-makers and with business. focusing on the ‘big issues’ to which geographical data and understanding contributes substantially.
  • promotes the importance of geography in education and research, including within schools, further and higher education. 

Making the case for geography »

Case studies demonstrating where geographical research has had significant policy, economic and social impacts.

Policy briefings »

Briefings aimed at policy-makers and parliamentarians highlighting evidence on key topics including water, migration and alcohol.

21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum

21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum
Consider, analyse and debate the challenges that will affect our society, economy and environment over the coming decades.    

Environment and Society Forum »

Events encouraging knowledge exchange between geographers, other disciplines, policy and business.

Consultation responses »

Details about the Society's responses to Government and other key consultations.

Other advocacy and knowledge-exchange activities »

Includes details on the working group on expanding access and the ESRC human geography benchmarking exercise.

Research and higher education policy »

Developments in policy that relate to geographical research and teaching in higher education, including the Research Excellence Framework, and developments in HEFCE funding for teaching and research.

Schools Policy »

Schools policy »

Developments in education policy and their implications for the subject as it is taught in schools, including the review of the national curriculum and developments to the English Baccalaurate.

Planning your fieldtrip »

Fieldwork and outdoor learning policy »

Details on how the Society advises government and other policymakers on high-quality, safe fieldwork and outdoor education for all, and links to other materials and organisations.





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