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Support for students

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) offers a wide range of support to students at any stage of their higher education. If you are thinking about studying geography at university, please visit Study Geography.


Know the big issues

Know the big issues

21st Century Challenges
Learn more about the issues facing us all today through high profile events and online

Geography Today
Find out about how new geographical work is making a difference


Boost your CV

Geography Ambassadors
Passionate about geography?
Become a Geography Ambassador!

The scheme recruits, trains and supports geographers at university and graduates in the work place to act as ambassadors for geography in the classroom


Careers advice

Careers advice

Careers with geography
Career options, what you will be able to offer employers - and what they look for, and career examples

Going places with geography
Information and examples on how to make geography part of your career progression


Supporting your studies

Supporting your studies

Grants for students
The Society provides several grants to support university students undertaking research

The Society's Collections Around 2 million items - the Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research - use it for your dissertation research

Find out about other undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities.


Supporting fieldwork

Supporting fieldwork

The Society's annual expedition and fieldwork planning event. Leading field scientists and explorers offer you advice

Learning & Leading: fieldwork apprenticeships
Opportunity of going overseas during the summer of your first year as a fieldwork apprentice

Grants for students
Some of the Society's student grants are specifically for supporting fieldwork


Join the Society

Join the Society

Become a Young Geographer

Receive Geographical magazine every month - packed with fantastic photography and articles

- Get access to the Geography in the News website with topical case studies
Attend weekly lectures in London (or access online)
- Get member discounts on gear, maps and books

The Society also awards prizes for undergraduate dissertations


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