The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) supports geography undergraduates in a wide variety of ways. Below are some highlights. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact RHED@rgs.org for more information.
We also encourage you to join the Society (www.rgs.org/younggeographer). Membership recognises your commitment and involvement in geography and provides a range of resources and benefits.
Boost your CV
Passionate about geography? Become a Geography Ambassador! The scheme recruits, trains and supports geographers at university and graduates in the work place to act as ambassadors for geography in classroom
Student geography societies can access resources that can be used in workshops and events, practical advice for committees about running their society and events, and send representatives to our annual event
Careers with geography
Career options, what you will be able to offer employers - and what they look for
Going places with geography
Information and examples on how to make geography part of your career progression
Being a professional
Access this new section about being a professional, for advice on how to develop in your career once you have graduated (including how to work towards Chartered Geographer status)
Supporting your studies
Grants for Students
The Society provides several grants to support university students undertaking research. The next application deadline is in January – get planning now!
The Society's Collections
Around 2 million items - the Collections provide an unparalleled resource tracing 500 years of geographical discovery and research - use it for your dissertation research. Learn about highlights of the Collections in a series of short videos
The Latest Research
Develop your knowledge and ideas for coursework, dissertations and exam questions: keep up with the latest journal content and geographical news stories by following the Geography Directions blog via twitter.com@geogdirections and facebook.com/geographydirections
Know the big issues
21st Century Challenges
Learn more about the issues facing us all today through high profile events and videos online
Find out about how new Geographical work is making a difference - use these resources to help you with your coursework
The Society’s annual expedition and fieldwork planning event. Leading field scientists and explorers offer you advice. The 2015 event will take place from 13 to 15 November 2015 – book your place now!
Learning & Leading: Fieldwork apprenticeships
Opportunity of going overseas during the summer of your first year as a fieldwork apprentice.
Support and resources with useful advice on planning a gap year, a bulletin of expedition vacancies, and a register of personnel available for expeditions
Join the Society
Become a Young Geographer
Show your commitment to geography by joining the Society as a Young Geographer.
Receive Geographical magazine every month - packed with fantastic photography and articles
- Get access to the Geography in the News website with topical case studies
- Attend weekly lectures in London (or access online)
- Get member discounts on gear, maps and books
For more information please visit www.rgs.org/SupportforStudents