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A2 Study Day

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

Date: Monday 5 December 2016
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 (one place per booking). 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 issues such as globalisation, BRICS and MINTs, water conflicts and security, urbansiation, tectonic hazards
  • Increase awareness of the impact of geography on our changing world

Booking and tickets 

  • Booking will open for this event in Summer 2016. Please do not contact us regarding this event before this time.
  • Places must be booked and paid for in advance
  • Students can either attend with their schools or as individuals
  • Payment must be made in order to secure tickets for this event

Going Places with Geography for Year 12 pupils

A fun and exciting day for pupils who are considering geography as a university option; with sessions run by geography graduates from a variety of professions, as well as Geography Ambassadors currently 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: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: All day event
Cost: Free

Booking and tickets

To book places on this event, please return the relevant Booking Form electronically to Simon Faulkner (s.faulkner@rgs.org) and Maryam S-Draper (m.sdraper@rgs.org)

Going Places with Geography for Year 9 pupils

An exciting opportunity for pupils who are considering geography as a GCSE option to find out more about the subject and progression. Our Geography Ambassadors will run a day of informative, interactive and fun sessions here at the Society in London. 

Booking and tickets

  • Wednesday 21 September 2016 
  • Wednesday 12 October 2016 (Fully Booked)
  • Tuesday 13 December 2016 (Fully Booked)
  • Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Fully Booked)
  • Wednesday 18 January 2017 (Fully Booked)
  • Tuesday 21 February 2017 (Fully Booked)

We are now taking bookings for our 2016-17 events. For more information and to book places, please contact Maryam S-Draper (m.sdraper@rgs.org).

Please note: Places for this event are free of charge and strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. A school can attend a maximum of two events per academic year.

Bridging the Gap

These days provide sixth form students with a feel for what studying geography at university level is like. Four different sessions, led by our Geography Ambassadors, have a particular slant towards being more like ‘university geography’ than normal Ambassador sessions, and are directly based around a topic being studied at university.
The sessions are kept small (maximum of 10) to give students a ‘seminar’ type experience, with a lot of input on their part. Places are on a first come first served basis and limited to 40 for each day.

Please note: bookings must come from individual students. We will not accept block school bookings, although teachers can advertise the event to their pupils.

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2016
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: TBC
Cost: Free

Booking and tickets

For more information and booking, please contact Simon Faulkner (s.faulkner@rgs.org).

School Member Lecture: Moving from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, Professor Katie Willis, Royal Holloway - University of London

An opportunity for our School Members to experience our popular lecture series.

Professor Katie Willis, an expert on employment, migration and development, explores the history and development of the Millennium Development Goals and their relationship with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2016
Venue: RGS-IBG London SW7 2AR

Time: 5.15pm – 6.30pm. Doors open from 4.30pm
Cost: Free to School Members

Booking details
Booking for this event is now open. This event is ticketed and tickets will need to be shown by both students and teachers on the door. Tickets can be requested by emailing Harpreet at h.sanghera
@rgs.org. We are asking schools to please be reasonable with the amount of tickets they request for these free lectures. In order to prevent block booking by schools that subsequently do not use their full ticket allocation, thus stopping other schools from attending, we will be closely monitoring the use of the tickets we provide to each school. If we find that your school has booked far more tickets than it uses on the day, we may be forced to limit your school’s ticket allocation at future School Member lectures.

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.

Date: Monday 22nd-Friday 26th August 2016
Location: Cranedale Centre, Yorkshire Wolds
Cost: Free

Booking and tickets

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 20th May 2016. 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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