The Alexander Awards Summer School enables students from across the UK to participate in a fully funded geographical fieldwork summer school at the end of their first year off A Level and Higher Studies.
The focus is to support students who may not, through a range of circumstances, have had the opportunity to participate in a high quality residential fieldwork before and who would benefit most from such an experience.
It's an exciting opportunity for A Level and Higher Studies students to undertake a wide range of fieldwork tasks to develop their experience and confidence in using geographical skills and enhance their aspirations. With techniques and approaches relevant to the A Level Independent Investigation and Scottish Highers Geography Course, this residential experience expands knowledge, increases the opportunities for self-development, inspires interpersonal skills, and promotes students’ further study in geography at university.
Benefits of the award
Fully funded, including food, travel, fieldwork and materials;
Five days of bespoke geography fieldwork which will meet the needs of all students;
Skilled staff to support your learning;
University advice, career support and mentoring;
An opportunity to visit new landscapes, towns, and meet new friends.
This year is an exciting year for the Alexander Awards Summer School: for the first time we are for offering two separate summer schools, each with places for 16 students and hosted at Field Studies Centre in the UK:
17 - 21 August 2020, FSC Blencathra, Lake District
24 - 28 August 2020, FSC Juniper Hall, Dorking, London
Please note that both student application and teacher nomination forms need to be completed online and submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 1 May 2020.
Please direct all enquiries to email@example.com addressing them to Lynn Munro, our Summer School Coordinator. Please note that this email account is monitored during standard office hours on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.