The project aims to address EDI in geography focusing on under-representation by income and ethnicity.
Geography can make a positive difference to the lives of those who study it, however research carried out by the Society and others shows that our subject is not achieving this aspiration for all learners.
Thank you for your interest, please be advised however we are not currently accepting further applications for the geography mentor role.
The Geography for all project is looking for geography undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals to become Geography Mentors and work directly with students in selected schools to inspire, motivate and support students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and/or low-income households in continuing geography education past GCSE through to A Level and beyond.
Your role as a Geography Mentor will involve a variety of tailored support and engagement with students which may include:
Providing face-to-face and/or virtual tutoring sessions
Assisting with option choices, university applications and personal statements
Supporting students with fieldwork and their A Level individual investigations
Engaging in positive conversations with students around the relevance and potential of the subject to promote geography’s contribution to further study and careers
Sharing personal experiences of your journey through geography education
Any other relevant activities to further this area of work that might be required by the Society, in agreement with the host school.
Geography Mentors will receive an hourly rate of £15 for the time spent directly engaging with students and schools in an agreed capacity. It is expected that mentors will carry out between 10-15 hours of support over a 12 month period. This commitment will include support provided both virtually and face-to-face in school.
The Society will reimburse reasonable travel expenses that might be required to undertake this work. All mentors will undertake a DBS check and the Society will provide training for all mentors selected to support this programme.
We are particularly looking for mentors who can work with schools (TBC) on the Sussex coast, in London, the Midlands and Manchester.
A passion and enthusiasm for geography and for inspiring others to take an interest in the subject
An ability to commit to the role over a minimum 12-month period
A ‘can-do’ attitude
The desire to share experience and knowledge with other mentors
Experience of working with young people and/or a willingness to work with them
Strong communication skills alongside a willingness to develop and improve them
The ability to use initiative and be proactive.
Effective communication and professional conduct
Please be aware that we are not currently taking applications for Geography Mentors - we will mention here should we re-open the application process.
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