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Support for geography undergraduates from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

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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 [email protected] 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
Geography Ambassadors
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
W www.rgs.org/ambassadors


Geography societies

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

W www.rgs.org/geographysocieties


Careers Advice
Careers with geography

Career options, what you will be able to offer employers - and what they look for
W www.rgs.org/employability 


Going places with geography

Information and examples on how to make geography part of your career progression

W www.rgs.org/goingplaces


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)

W www.rgs.org/OurWork/Study+Geography/Being+a+professional/Being+a+professional.htm

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!

W www.rgs.org/grants


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

W www.rgs.org/collections


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 [email protected] and facebook.com/geographydirections

W www.geographydirections.com


Know the big issues
21st Century Challenges
Learn more about the issues facing us all today through high profile events and videos online
W www.21stcenturychallenges.org

Geography Today
Find out about how new Geographical work is making a difference - use these resources to help you with your coursework
W www.rgs.org/GeographyToday


Supporting fieldwork
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!
W www.rgs.org/explore

Learning & Leading: Fieldwork apprenticeships
Opportunity of going overseas during the summer of your first year as a fieldwork apprentice.
W www.rgs.org/learningandleading

Geography Outdoors
Support and resources with useful advice on planning a gap year, a bulletin of expedition vacancies, and a register of personnel available for expeditions
W www.rgs.org/go

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
W www.rgs.org/younggeographer


For more information please visit www.rgs.org/SupportforStudents