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Learning and Leading

Never had the opportunity to experience high quality fieldwork or an overseas gap year? Then maybe Learning and Leading is for you! See geography come to life, learn about new world environments and develop your skills.

The Learning and Leading programme is designed to give opportunities to those who have faced or are facing challenging circumstances. Split into four strands, the programme: offers bursaries for maintained school A-Level students to undertake fieldwork summer schools in the UK; awards grants to school leavers to go on a meaningful gap year; provides fieldwork masterclass weekends for teachers; and enables first year geography undergraduates to take part in overseas research projects.

A Level: Fieldwork Summer Schools

A Level students: fieldwork summer schools »

Undergraduate Fieldwork Apprenticeships »

Undergraduates: fieldwork apprenticeships »

Why do fieldwork? »

Why do fieldwork? »

Fully funded places for AS-Level geographers on August fieldwork summer schools. Opportunities for first year undergraduates to receive a grant of up to £2,000 and join overseas field research projects. Fieldwork is an important part of geography. It offers a wonderful way of seeing the world, and a chance for personal development.

Gap Year Scholarships »

Gap year students: scholarships for A2 geographers »

Teachers: fieldwork masterclasses »

Meet the participants »

Meet the participants »

Grants of up to £4,000 plus support with gap year planning for students wanting to take a gap year before university. Fully funded places for geography teachers on weekend fieldwork masterclasses. Find out what previous participants have done and get inspired to undertake fieldwork and well planned gap experiences.

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