Circular economy conference

The Society welcomed the Cresting team to the Society on 15 December for the Circular Economy: Sustainability implications of a social transformation conference.

Sharing expertise at the Geography in Government Conference

The Society recently co-hosted the Geography in Government Conference 2021, providing a platform for geographers across the public sector to share their expertise and experience.

Geographers in Government Conference 2021

The Government Geography Profession is hosting its fourth annual conference at the end of November.

Chartered Geographer application accelerator

Looking to apply for Chartered Geographer status but haven’t found the time? Then our four-week application accelerator programme is for you.

New guidance published for Chartered Geographer

The Society has published new guidance documents for Chartered Geographer, following a review with input and guidance from the Chartered Geographer Committee.

Ethics in Location Data webinar series

The Society and Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are running a series of joint webinars which bring together geospatial practitioners to explore key issues in putting location data ethics into practice.

Briefing report: realising multiple benefits in Blue-Green Cities

The Society has published a briefing report summarising the actions needed by national and local policymakers, planners, designers and developers, and local communities, to achieve the widespread benefits of blue-green infrastructure (BGI).

2021 medal and award recipients announced

This year our medals and awards recognise 23 different people or organisations for their outstanding contributions to geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, and public engagement.

Congratulations to our new Chartered Geographers

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council earlier this week.

Society supports responsible practice when using location data

The Society has become a member of the Locus Charter, a proposed set of common international principles that can guide responsible practice when using location data.

Communicating and understanding risk in dynamic situations

As part of the first Disaster Risk Management Professional Practice Group’s fireside chat series, Dr Tina Thomson CGeog spoke to four experts working in Disaster Risk Management.

Geographers in Government Conference 2020

The Government Geography Profession is hosting its third annual conference next week, with a series of plenary panel discussions and workshops taking place online.

GIS Day 2020

Chartered Geographers and Fellows of the Society are marking GIS Day with events and celebrations, highlighting applications of the technology and the impact it can have on solving problems and enabling good decision-making.

Professional Practice Group on Disaster Risk Management proposed

The Society is pleased to be considering a proposal for its first Professional Practice Group: a network for professionals and others interested in the field of Disaster Risk Management. 

Training courses approved to use Chartered Geographer CPD Mark

We are delighted to announce that a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses from Esri UK and Ireland, GIS24 and WSP have been approved to use the Society’s CPD Mark.

New career resources for professional geographers

If you are using your geographical skills, knowledge and understanding in the workplace, have a look at our new bank of online career resources for professional geographers.

New Chartered Geographers approved by Council

Congratulations to our Fellows who were awarded Chartered Geographer status by our Council in June.

Sustained employment for postgraduate geographers

New data released by the Department for Education show that over 81% of master’s level geography graduates were in sustained employment, further study, or both, five years after graduation.

Geography Directions calls for contributions on COVID-19

Geography Directions, the Society’s blog linked to our scholarly journals, is calling for contributions that bring a geographical lens to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as well as pieces that consider the future, and the world, after the pandemic.

Teacher CPD events now online

With the Society currently closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hosting our summer programme of teacher CPD events online.

Master’s degree accreditation to launch in autumn

The Society is expanding its university programme accreditation scheme this autumn to include UK geography Master’s programmes.

Geography graduate earnings remain strong

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has concluded that university study is a good investment for most students, with those pursuing higher education better off after taxes, student loan repayments and foregone earnings are accounted for.

Geographers unique insights showcased in our Geovisualisation series

Geovisualisations is a new series of images and articles that explore the power of maps and geographical data visualisations for telling stories about our world.

New Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published a new edition of the Subject Benchmark Statement for Geography.

Spotlight on geography in government

Welcome to everyone who is attending the second annual geographers in government conference being held at the Society today.

Ada Lovelace Day 2019: Celebrating women in STEM careers

It’s Ada Lovelace Day and we’re sharing some profiles of women working across a wide range of roles – all of whom studied geography at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Geography’s value to data and data skills

The Society has recently responded to two consultations relating to data skills and data use.

Geography in Government award winners revealed

Congratulations to the Geography Spatial Analysts Team at the Office for National Statistics who have won the overall inaugural Geography in Government award.

Society responds to Ofsted consultation

The Society has responded to the Ofsted consultation on the Draft Education Inspection Framework, which sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision, and registered early years’ settings.

Pan-governmental Deputy Heads of Geography appointed

Eleven new Deputy Heads of Geography have been appointed within the Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSE).

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