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The Society has developed a new guide for professionals interested in becoming Geography Ambassadors and undertaking outreach work with young people to support the next generation of geographers.
Professional Ambassadors help school and university students to understand the relevance of geography, their options for choosing geography beyond GCSE, and the range of career pathways available to geographers.
The new guide provides ideas for outreach opportunities, from participating in webinars as a professional panellist and visiting GCSE and A Level student classes to hosting students for placements and work experience. The guide also provides a range of resources to support Ambassador school visits, including template slides, topic ideas and activities.
Advocating for the profession is an excellent way to showcase geographical knowledge and skills, and is recognised by many employers and professional accreditations, including Chartered Geographer, as a form of continuing professional development.
The resources are free to access and are available through the Professional Geography Ambassadors page on our website.
If you have any questions about becoming a Professional Geography Ambassador or would like further support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.