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Fieldwork and expeditions

Fieldwork and expeditions are a key part of the Society's work. Geography Outdoors, the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning, provides training and advice in the following areas:

Plan an expedition

Plan an expedition »

Advice and resources to help university students, teachers,  researchers and others wanting to plan their own overseas project.

Join an expedition

Join » or lead an expedition »

How to gain field experience by joining an expedition, or develop the skills needed to lead your own either as volunteer or professional.

Funding an expedition

Funding an expedition »

Information and advice on finding funding for expeditions and fieldwork including the Directory of Grant-Giving Organisations.

Courses and workshops

Courses and workshops » 

Starting in November with the expediiton planning weekend, courses cover field safety and research techniques.

Publications and resources

Publications » and resources »

A range of publications and resources to support expedition planning, including the Expeditions and Field Centres Databases.

Field safety

Field safety » and specialist advice »

Advice on wilderness medicine, expedition mapping, inclusive expeditions and British Standard 8848.

The Society is leading a new field research programme and also supports fieldwork, field research and learning 'in the field' through its targeted work with:

School and gap students

Schools »  Gap year »
and University students »

Support for schools taking part in local fieldwork and a range of resources to support students planning gap year projects.


Grant-giving »

The Society awards over 70 grants annually for geographical research and scientific expeditions.

Public audiences

Public Audiences »

The Society aim to engage the public in field activities. Browse projects including the Discovering Britain series of geographically themed walks.

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