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A2 Study Day - this event is now full

Take advantage of learning opportunities, access subject experts and increase your subject knowledge.

Date: Monday 1 December 2014 
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: 10.45am - 3.50pm
Cost: School Member places are £20 per student, non-member places are £25 per student. Teacher/parent places are free. A complimentary sandwich lunch is included

  • Find out how A2 geography students can succeed
  • Learn from examiner experts how to achieve top grades in exams
  • Access unique case study material on issues relevant to A2 specifications
  • Experience Higher Education style learning
  • Explore the issues such as plate tectonics, food security, globalisation, energy and water resource management
  • Increase awareness of the impact of geography on our changing world

Booking and tickets 

  • A reserve list is now in operation for schools and individuals who are interested in taking spaces if they become available, please email us
  • Places must be booked and paid for in advance
  • Students can either attend with their schools or as individuals
  • Programme (PDF) Programme will be updated as speakers are confirmed
  • For further information, please contact us

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AS Study Day

Take advantage of learning opportunities, access subject experts and increase your subject knowledge.

Date: Monday 9 February 2015
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: times tbc
Cost: School Member places are £20 per student, non-member places are £25 per student. Teacher/parent places are free. A complimentary sandwich lunch is included

  • Find out how AS geography students can succeed
  • Learn from examiner experts how to achieve top grades in exams
  • Access unique case study material on issues relevant to AS specifications
  • Experience Higher Education style learning
  • Explore the issues such as coasts, population, flooding and climate change
  • Increase awareness of the impact of geography on our changing world

Booking and tickets

  • Booking will open in Autumn 2014- please do not contact us about this event before then
  • Places must be booked and paid for in advance
  • Students can either attend with their schools, or as individuals
  • Programme (PDF) - coming soon
  • For further information, please contact us

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Going Places with Geography for Year 9 pupils

An opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject, progression and careers.  Workshops will be lively and hands-on and led by our Geography Ambassadors. Places must be booked in advance.

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Going Places with Geography for Year 12 pupils

An opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a university option, with sessions will be run by geography graduates from a variety of professions, as well as by Geography Ambassadors studying the subject. The day is designed to provide the students with an enthusiastic, relevant representation of what geography is like to study at university, along with the wide opportunities it gives you in terms of careers, experiences and transferable skills. In essence; where geography can take you.

Date: Friday 4 July 2014
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: All day event
Cost: Free

Booking and tickets

  • Individual booking form PDFMSWORD
  • Group booking form PDFMSWORD

    More information (PDF)

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    Bridging the Gap: The transition from A-level to university geography. What to expect and how to prepare

    Date: 15 July 2014
    Time: 1-5pm
    Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, Exhibition Road, SW7 2AR
    Audience: AS students
    Cost: Free

    This day will offer students:

    • Information on what geography at University is like for an undergraduate student and how this is different from A-level, allowing them to make more informed subject choices for UCAS applications
    • Information on how to incorporate this information into a successful UCAS application
    • An insight into higher education learning and academic geography through exciting case studies and cutting edge current research
    • A chance to chat with current students studying various branches of geography at a variety of institutions

    The day will consist of a series of 4 workshops organised by current undergraduate and postgraduate students who are also trained RGS-IBG Geography Ambassadors. These workshops will have a central theme relevant to contemporary global affairs which link to current work in geography. Session leaders will showcase their expertise in their fields through unique case studies and get students to think about the theme at large as well as the different intersecting elements of geography. Each student will visit each of the 4 workshops and the day will conclude with a group summary session and plenary to discuss the inter-linkages in geography and how this knowledge can feed into a successful UCAS application through personal statements and interviews. A general Q and A will also be offered where any questions about geography and life at university can be answered.

    Example Workshop themes (Subject to change):

    • The BP Oil Spill 2010: Who (or what) is to blame?
    • Hurricane Katrina: Natural or Social Hazard?
    • Avian Influenza and Global Chicken Farming: Agriculture or Counter Culture?

    This is a pilot event for students and its expected that students will book on individually for the day. If you would like to book a student on to the day please email your: Name; school; email address, postal address and phone number to Simon Faulkner

    Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment

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    For AS Students: Fieldwork Summer School

    Fully funded places are available on a five day fieldwork summer school for AS geography students at the end of Year 12. The courses give students who would not normally have such opportunities a chance to experience high quality residential fieldwork. Course activities vary depending on the course location.

  • Next course: Cranedale Centre in North Yorkshire from 18-22 August 2014

    For further information, course programmes and applications, visit the Learning and Leading pages of this website.

    What will I be doing?

    During the summer school you will get to:

    • Improve your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding: see real-life case studies: gain hands-on experience of fieldwork techniques, use new technolgy
    • Prepare for studying at university
    • Build confidence and independence, work on initiative and as a team, develop leadership skills
    • Find out what students did on previous summer schools
    • Find out more about the Learning & Leading project
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