Find out more about the range of benefits available to early career geographers, including access to networks, professional development opportunities, webinars and more.
As an Associate Fellow you can use your membership to access networks of working geographers, professional development support through webinars, expertise through resources and be inspired at lectures and events, and much more.
Take part in professional networking events
Attend a wide range of conferences, seminars and events taking place online and across the UK
Member discount on our events, including Explore and the Annual International Conference
Access networking and professional development opportunities within a thematic or sectoral area
Receive regular email updates for early career professionals with news on upcoming events and opportunities.
Attend our Monday night lectures or watch live streams and high-quality recordings online
Free online access to all our academic journals – Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and The Geographical Journal
Access to the Members' Room for meetings or remote working
Access webinars that will support your professional development including applying for jobs and interview skills
Access expertise and guidance to set you on the path to becoming an accredited Chartered Geographer
Receive expert advice on fieldwork and expeditions
Use of the Foyle Reading Room, our library of maps, books, guides and access to our historic Collections
Receive discounts on kit and equipment with at Cotswold Outdoor (including Runners Need and Snow+Rock)
Receive discounts on books with Wiley and Stanfords
Have your say by attending and voting at the Society's Annual General Meeting
Your membership is vital to support and sustain the work of the Society to advance geography and geographical learning
Application for Associate Fellowship is open to anyone, based in the UK or overseas, who is a geography graduate up to five years post-graduation, including ITT, ECT and equivalent geography teachers.
If you are a registered postgraduate student in geography or an allied subject at a university are also eligible, and can find the joining forms here.
By email: download and complete the application form, attach your CV and email to email@example.com
By post: If you prefer to apply by post, simply download and complete the application form, and post it to us with your payment and CV to the Membership Office.
Please address to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
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