The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is committed to building relationships with schools, colleges, teachers and pupils.  

The School offers a range of outreach activities across the disciplines of Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Geology and Environmental Science.

Geography GCSE Options Day

Aimed at Year 8 and 9 pupils, this event showcases the options which are available, post-Geography GCSE through a range of engaging workshop sessions.

Year 10 Discovery Day

This event aims to raise awareness of the courses available in Life and Environmental Sciences, including:

  • Bioscience
  • Geography
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Physiology
  • Earth Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Psychology 

Students will attend a variety of sessions including lectures, demonstrations and a campus tour.

For more information about this event please visit the Discovery Days page.

Young Geographers Photography Competition 2017

We are inviting young geographers (studying Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5) to enter a photography competition, addressing the theme ‘Changing Places'. The competition is open to all interpretations of changing geographies, spanning human and physical environments.  First prize is a £100 Amazon voucher for the photographer and £100 for their Geography department. 

For more information visit the Young Geographers Photography Competition 2017 page.

The closing date is Friday 30 June 2017

Geology Photography Competition 2016

We are inviting entries to the 2016 Geology Photography Competition at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The competition is open to all those currently studying GCSEs, A-levels or equivalents, and this year’s theme is 'your local geology'.

For more information visit the Geology Photography Competition 2016 page.

This competition has now closed. Winning entrants will be contacted via the person (teacher, head of year or other staff member) who submitted the entry, in April 2017. 

RGS Geography Ambassadors

Our RGS Geography Ambassadors have been trained by the Royal Geographical Society to facilitate classroom sessions and workshops in schools and colleges.

We work with our Geography Ambassadors to further engage with schools in our local area.

Contact us

For more information about outreach activities email School Outreach Officer (Geography) Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill.

University of Birmingham outreach 

If you would like to sign up to the central mailing list for a termly printed newsletter (featuring information on forthcoming events), please email: schools-liaison@bham.ac.uk

See the outreach resources page for more information.