Last year's summer school students © RGS-IBG
Our Alexander Awards Summer School 2019 is now open for applications.
Led by staff from the Field Studies Centre (FSC) at Juniper Hall, Guildford, and the Society, the summer school’s programme is designed to develop A Level pupils’ confidence with their geographical skills, expand their subject knowledge and develop their interpersonal skills. Students on the week-long residential trip have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of geographical topics including the carbon cycle, coastal processes and urban change, as well as more skills based workshops focused on statistical analysis, GIS and presentation delivery.
Feedback from last year’s summer school was overwhelmingly positive, with students commenting that they had widened their geographical knowledge and were now more aware of the possibilities that studying geography offers. One of the 2018 summer school students said: “Now geography has been taken away from the textbooks, I feel that I have the knowledge to steer me in any direction I choose.”
There are 16 fully funded places at this year’s summer school available for disadvantaged young geographers from across the UK who are currently in Year 12, or S5 if a Scottish pupil. The funding covers the residential course, all materials and travel to and from Juniper Hall.
This year’s summer school will take place between 19–23 August.
Application and teacher support forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 3 May.
Find out more and how to apply: www.rgs.org/summerschool
These awards are supported through the generous donation of John and Anne Alexander and are part of a portfolio of grants, the Alexander Awards, to support and enthuse students from less advantaged backgrounds through fieldwork. The Alexander Awards also support fieldwork through the Geographical Fieldwork Grants and A Level residential field study courses in the UK.
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