Find out more about the range of benefits available which support postgraduates, including access to the Postgraduate Forum, conferences, grants, journals and more.
As an Associate Fellow (Postgraduate) you can benefit from discounts on conferences, networking through our Research Groups, and exchanging ideas in our Postgraduate Forum.
Automatic membership of the Society’s Postgraduate Forum
Participate in your choice of 31 Research Groups. This is a great way to network with other geography postgraduates, academics and professionals
Attend a wide range of conferences, seminars and events taking place online and across the UK
Member discount on our events, including Annual International Conference
If you are training to become a geography teacher, you will also gain access to our members-only teaching resources
Access networking and professional development opportunities within a thematic or sectoral area
Receive regular email updates with news on upcoming events, funding and other opportunities from the geographical research and higher education, teaching and expedition communities
Attend our Monday night lectures or watch high-quality live streams and recordings online
Free online access to all our academic journals – Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Area, and The Geographical Journal and the guides Publishing in Geography and Communicating in Research
Access to the Members' Room for meetings or remote working
Apply for grants to support your research, fieldwork or expedition
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
Access webinars that will support your professional development including applying for jobs and interview skills
Receive discounts on books, kit and equipment with Wiley, Stanfords and Cotswold Outdoors stores and online shop
10% discount to publish in Geo – the Society’s open access journal
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 registered postgraduate student in geography or an allied subject at a university.
If you are a geography graduate up to five years post-graduation, including ITT, ECT and equivalent geography teachers you are also eligible, and can find the joining forms here.
By email: download and complete the application form, attach your CV and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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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