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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 works to demonstrate and champion the role which geographical knowledge, expertise and research contributes to policy and the economy, and promote the importance of geography in education and research, including schools and further 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.

Geography NOW »

Read about where geographers have worked on policy-relevant issues in our NOW series. We also record policy news as it relates to geography. 

Policy events (Environment and Society Forum) »

Latest event: Putting a Price on the Priceless: Valuing Nature?Joint evening seminar with the British Ecological Society (BES)

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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