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Student Membership

Student Membership is ideal for students who want to support their studies and personal interests, or demonstrate their enthusiasm for geography in university or job applications.

1-3 year subscriptions available

From £62

As a Student Member you can enjoy:

Staying informed about geography for your studies

  • Access the Society’s educational resources containing in-depth case studies – a great revision tool for GCSE and A Level

  • Free online access to all our academic journals – a great resource for undergraduates

Stay informed on wider geographical issues and challenges

Inspiration and expertise

  • Access advice, expertise and training to prepare you for gap year travel off the beaten track

  • Use the Foyle Reading Room and our library of maps, books, guides

  • Opportunities to apply for undergraduate fieldwork grants

  • Receive our monthly e-update containing Society news and events


Join today


You are eligible to join us as a Student Member if you are studying geography (or an allied subject) at GCSE, A Level or as an undergraduate (or at equivalent levels).

You can become a Student Member for £62 for a one year subscription, £106 for two years, or £147 for three years.

Join online: complete the quick and easy online application form for instant access to exclusive membership opportunities.

Online joining is currently unavailable as we complete the installation of our new membership database. Please use one of the forms below and send to us by email or post. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Join by email: simply download the application form, complete and attach to your email to 

Join by post: download and complete the application form, and please send to: Membership Office, RGS-IBG, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.

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Give as a gift

You can also give Student Membership as a gift and inspire someone with a year of geographical events, resources and opportunities.

Find out more about gift membership