Outreach

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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.

Explore Geography Day: GCSE and beyond

Each year the we run the Explore Geography Day: GCSE and beyond.  This event aims to excite students about Geography and other related subjects (Geology, Environmental Sciences and Urban and Regional Planning) and to help Year 8 students prepare for their GSCE choices.

We will announce the date for this event in 2019.

Year 10 Discovery Day

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

  • Biosciences
  • 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.

The next Year 10 Discovery Day event is scheduled for 2019. If you have any queries regarding the event, please contact: les.outreach@contacts.bham.ac.uk

2018 Young Geographers Photography Competition

We are inviting Young Geographers (studying Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5) to enter our photography competition, addressing the theme ‘Geography in my life’.

This Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) photography competition is open to all interpretations of geography, spanning human and physical environments.

First prize:       

  • £100 Amazon voucher for the photographer
  • £100 Amazon voucher for their Geography department

Runner up:

  • £50 Amazon voucher for the photographer
  • £50 Amazon voucher for their Geography department 

Closing date: Friday 7th December 2018 (5pm)

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.

If you would like a Geography Ambassador to visit your school please email Sophie Hadfield-Hill (s.a.hadfield-hill@bham.ac.uk)

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 newsletter (featuring information on forthcoming events), please email: studentrecruitment@contacts.bham.ac.uk

See the outreach resources page for more information.