Professional Geography Ambassador Scheme - getting involved
Inspiring and educating young people about the benefits of geography beyond university are vital to changing misconceptions around the subject. As a professional geography ambassador you will have the chance to explain what you really do in your job role and the route you took to obtain such a position.
Providing an insight into the vast diversity of geographical careers benefits both students and teachers and allows you to represent yourself and company within schools to generate new partnerships.
We recognise that your time is limited due to work commitments, and the majority of Graduate Ambassadors tend to give their time at specific events throughout the scheme's calendar. Here are some examples:
Going places with geography for Year 12 pupils - The Ambassador Scheme's flagship event, where year 12 pupils can come to the Society for the day to explore the relevance and opportunities associated with geography. The day provides help to students with UCAS applications, choosing the right university and geography course, as well as the choice to attend a range of sessions from professional ambassadors working in a variety of job sectors.
Bridging the gap events – These small, focused workshops are intended to extend A Level students' awareness of the vast range of geographical topics they can study. Presentations and discussions are based on the professional ambassadors’ personal knowledge and expertise.
For all activity as part of the scheme we can reimburse your travel. Just fill in this expenses claim form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to become a professional graduate ambassador please complete the form below. This will add you to our database and allow you to receive notifications of visit requests from teachers and provide you with details of upcoming events being held.
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Getting involved with the Society and Support
The Society is the heart and home of geography, and has numerous avenues of support for professional geographers in all professions. Whether it's professional accreditation, networking, Fellowship or simply returning to the subject you enjoyed studying at university, the Society welcomes all geographers.
Our Chartered Geographer accreditation is the only internationally recognised accreditation for professional geographers and includes Fellowship to the Society.
There are many ways to become a member of the Society, whether it be a more casual ordinary membership, Postgraduate Fellowship if you're studying a Masters of a PhD, or normal Fellowship, there is a membership option to suit everyone. Find out more.
Public Engagement and Regional Events
The Society has a full programme of regional public engagement events every year, which anyone is welcome to attend. From 21st Century Challenges our panel discussions based around contemporary affairs to events using our extensive collections, there's something to draw you in to the Society whatever your geographical interests. Find out more
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If you have any further questions about any aspect of how to get involved with the Society, please contact us on email@example.com or call us on 020 7591 3050.