Information for Schools & Colleges
Come to Aberystwyth for great teaching and fantastic student experience across the full range of Geography and Earth Science degree schemes. Don't just take our word for it. In the latest NSS Survey, our students were a 100% satisfied with our Environmental Earth Science and Physical Geography degrees. In Human Geography we are in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
Here at DGES we're dedicated to hosting and providing outreach and public engagement events for people of all ages.
Over recent years we've co-hosted various public lectures, with many DGES representatives contributing. We've also been present at AU's annual Access All Areas Public Open Day, British Science Week, and the Royal Welsh Show.
Our teaching staff have hosted numerous 6th form and college students at summer schools and school visits, with several of our lecturers also taking DGES on tour! With a dedicated team of Schools Liaison Officers, DGES is now even more accessible; so if you'd like to come to us, or vice-versa, please see the information on the left-hand side of the page below.
If you're interested in finding out more information about any item on this page, please email our Schools Liaison Team, headed by Dr Sarah Davies, and our Marketing and Recruitment Administrator, Sarah Jones.
DGES Schools Liaison Programme
We are so passionate about Geography and Earth Sciences and we would like to share that with prospective Geographers and Earth Scientists of the future.
We have a comprehensive school and college liaison programme designed to engage with all students of all ages and provide a range of resources so we hope we shall see you sometime soon.
School Visits from DGES
We arrange school and college visits around the country providing a variety of talks and demonstrations on topics that compliment geography syllabi at the AS and A levels.
Because we know that your teaching schedules are quite full, we are able to send a staff member and undergraduate student ambassadors to visit your school at a date and time that fits your schedule and lesson plans.
The topics we offer include:
• Climate change
• GIS and remote sensing
• Atmospheric circulation
• Fluvial processes
• Plate tectonics
• Natural hazards
• Glacial landscapes
• Urban and rural geography
• Population change
• Globalization and development
Our staff of world-leading researchers in physical and human geography would also be happy to work with you and your staff to construct bespoke presentations as needed.
Additional local information of interest
Geological guides to the local area, donated by Dr. Denis Bates. (These field guides are designed to be printed and then folded to take with you out in the field)
Resources for Schools
Study Geography at University Posters (English)
Fieldwork in mid-Wales
Physical Geography students and staff at Borth Beach.
There are plenty of fieldwork opportunities in the local area too, which we would be more than happy to assist with should that be something you feel your students would benefit from – we can provide a number of resources and guidance to make your trip memorable.
Come Visit DGES!
We welcome school and colleges for a campus and departmental visit at Aberystwyth University should you be interested.
In addition to content-based presentations, we also offer more general talks about studying geography at the university level and what students can expect about life at university, as well as give you the opportunity to see our recently refurbished department, our new multi-million pound accommodation, and of course the fantastic local landscape.