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A2 Study Day

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

Date: Monday 30 November 2015 
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 

  • 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
  • Programme (PDF)
  • Group booking form PDF | MSWORD
  • Individual booking form PDF | MSWORD


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AS Study Day

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

Date: Wednesday 3 February 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 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 energy
  • Increase awareness of the impact of geography on our changing world

Booking and tickets

  • Booking will open in Autumn 2015, 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
  • Early booking is recommended- these events fill quickly 

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Going Places with Geography for Year 9 pupils 2015-2016

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.

  • Monday 5 October 2015
  • Monday 9th November 2015
  • Monday 7th December 2015
  • Monday 25th January 2016
  • Monday 29th February 2016

Booking and tickets 

More details will be published in April 2015. For more information and booking, please contact Simon Faulkner (s.faulkner@rgs.org) and 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.

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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: 1 July 2015
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: All day event
Cost: Free

Booking and tickets

Bookings for this event are now open and places are on a first-come-first-served basis. To book your place, please return your Booking Form to Simon (s.faulkner@rgs.org) and Maryam (m.sdraper@rgs.org).

Places are still available for this event. Bookings open until Monday 30th June.

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Gap Travel Workshop

Whether you are looking to take a gap year before or after university, or looking for a career break, this workshop is for you. Following the ‘Going Places with Geography’ event and using the Society’s Gap Planning Toolkit, this workshop will provide you with an opportunity to get important advice, ideas and tips. We will help you make the most of the opportunities presented through travelling overseas, along with the essential preparation and planning that needs to be done before you set off. One-to-ones will also be available if you are looking to engage in a more in-depth discussion about you options, regardless of what stage of planning you are at.

Date: 1 July 2015
Venue: RGS-IBG, London
Timings: 4.00pm arrival. Workshop takes place between 4.30pm -8.30pm.
Cost: £15 (incl. VAT). Price includes drinks and refreshments.

Booking and tickets
Bookings: To make an individual or group booking please book online through our Eventbrite page.

Enquiries: Please email go@rgs.org.
Alternately, you can also fill out a booking form (PDF) and send it to
go@rgs.org.
For further information please visit our Gap Travel Workshop page.

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Bridging the Gap

Dates: 13 July 2015
 
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 (max 10 students) 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.

To book your place please email Simon Faulkner.

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

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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: Blencathra Field Studies Centre nr Keswick in the Lake District from Monday 24 - Friday 28 August 2015.

    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 projec

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    CPD School Member Lecture: Not just economics: What we know about why social inequality persists. Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford

    An opportunity for our School Members to experience our popular lecture series. This talk will consider the geographical evidence which suggests that social inequalities are high in some countries rather than others because of particular traditions and political outcomes. It will consider in particular why different countries in the affluent world have come to have developed very different transport systems, schooling systems and housing systems. It will also suggest that academic geographers could play an important role in contributing to wider debates about inequality because there is currently such variation between countries in the rich world.

    Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
    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 opens on 25 June 2015. This event is ticketed and tickets will need to be shown on the door. Tickets can be requested by emailing Claire at c.brown@rgs.org after 25 June 2015. 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.

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