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Our Research Groups have done a great job of creatively adapting to a very challenging year, from providing virtual writing groups and Twitter conferences to webinars and support for their members. In celebration of their work, here are just a few highlights from 2020.
Several of the groups have held online conferences, including the Historical Geography Research Group who held their annual postgraduate conference ‘Practicing Historical Geography’ online for the first time. In August, the Postgraduate Forum held a Twitter conference where PhD students shared their research in the form of a short thread followed by an online Q&A.
To support students, the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group created a helpful bank of resources on undertaking a dissertation during COVID-19, and the Gender and Feminist Geography Research Group created a virtual space where feminist geographers were able to reflect on the impacts of the pandemic.
Some of the groups organised regular virtual group catch ups, so members could stay in touch. The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group set up an online virtual writing community for a small group of researchers from all career stages, and the Rural Geographies Research Group hosted a monthly book club, where they discuss the latest publications in their field.
Many webinars have also been organised. The Planning and Environment Research Group and the Energy Geographies Research Group ran a webinar on ‘Teaching about the environment at the nexus of human and physical geography’, and the Geographic Information Science Research Group are currently running the RGS-IBG GIScience webinar series.
The Geographies of Health and Wellbeing Research Group have been running an initiative called #GHWRGJourneys, where they share the career journeys of experienced geographers to offer insight and support to others.
We want to thank all of our Research Groups for the wonderful work they have done this year.
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