The Society recently began new work with alumni representatives from university geography departments. Two key events took place in February and March.
Working with alumni is another way through which the Society engages with universities, complementing its existing work with academics and current students. It provides opportunities for universities to reach out to the Society’s members who may be alumni, as well as opportunities for the Society to raise awareness of its activities and membership in geography alumni.
10 academics and alumni officers attended the Society’s inaugural event in March to support – and explore – further collaboration with university geography departments and their alumni programmes. The event gave attendees the opportunity to share success stories and approaches to alumni engagement, and discuss ways alumni officers can be involved in the Society’s work to engage geography graduates.
Earlier in the year, the Society was also delighted to work with the University of Oxford and host the School of Geography and the Environment’s Annual Lecture by Professor Yadvinder Malhi, entitled ‘Are we bigger than the ecosystem?’. This highly successful event was attended by a wide range of people connected to the university, including alumni, former and current staff, and a number of current students, allowing expertise and passion to be shared across groups.
This is a long-term initiative and we welcome other university geography departments getting involved. For further information, please contact Jenna Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
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