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 2019

We would like to invite you to the University of Birmingham’s forthcoming Explore Geography event, on Friday 21 June 2019 for both teachers and A-Level students.

Explore Geography event for Teachers
 Level: A-Level subject knowledge updates
Themes: Broad range of topics spanning the Human and Physical Geography curriculum
Date: 21 June 2019
Timing: 9:45 - 15:00
Location: University of Birmingham, Murray Learning Centre
About  the event:                This event is a collaboration between the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) and the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. 
The day is structured around a series of subject knowledge updates and resource packs for A-Level geography teaching. 
Examples of topics which will be covered include: uneven development, GIS, coastal defences, neighbourhood planning, climate change, habitat loss and urbanisation.
Booking: Teachers can book onto the event via the Royal Geographical Society website.
Explore Geography event for A-Level Geography students
Date: 21 June 2019
Timing: 9:45 - 15:00
Location: University of Birmingham, Murray Learning Centre
About the event: A series of mini-lectures showcasing research in Geography, Earth and Environmental Science for A-Level students
Booking: To register your pupils for the day, please visit our event Booking Form.
If you have any queries regarding the event please email les.outreach@contacts.bham.ac.uk


The event is free of charge and registration is now open for bookings from teachers and pupils, with a maximum booking size of 5 students per school.

Pupils will be expected to bring their own lunch. Alternatively, there is a café near to the event where food can be purchased. 

2019 Young Geographers Photography Competition

We are inviting Young Geographers (studying Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 or 5) to enter our photography competition. This Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) photography competition is open to all interpretations of geography, spanning human and physical environments.

The 2019 competition will be launched later in the year.

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.