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Raising aspiration and achievement through fieldwork

Geography, and geographical field-work and field-research, can support young peoples’ aspiration and achievement.  Between 2008 and 2016 the Learning and Leading programme provided opportunities for disadvantaged young people to take part in residential fieldwork; geographically focused gap experiences, and higher education field-research.  In addition, teachers in schools facing challenges received fieldwork training. 

From 2017, through support from the Alexander Awards, the Society is offering disadvantaged for A level students, first year undergraduates and also those planning undergraduate expeditions and field-research

Video: The Learning and Leading Summer School 2016. Directed by Nicholas Jessup, Director of Photography Sam Crook, music by Rowan Bishop

A Level students

A Level: Fieldwork Summer Schools

Apply for the 2017 five day fieldwork summer school


Undergraduate Fieldwork Apprenticeships »

Grants for first year undergraduates to take part in fieldwork overseas.

Why do fieldwork?

Why do fieldwork? »

Fieldwork is an important part of geography. It offers a wonderful way of seeing the world, and a chance for personal development.


Gap year students

Gap Year Scholarships »

Gap year Scholarships including grants and support with gap year planning for students wanting to taking a gap year before university.


Weekend fieldwork masterclasses for GCSE and A Level geography teachers.

Meet the participants

Meet the participants »

Find out what previous participants have done and get inspired to undertake fieldwork and well planned gap experiences.

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