Information for Schools & Colleges
In the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences we are dedicated to providing outreach and public engagement events to schools and colleges across the UK.
We have a comprehensive school and college liaison programme designed to enrich the GCSE and A-level curricula, providing a range of resources to students of Geography, Geology, Environmental Studies and Sociology.
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
- Globalisation and development
Our staff of world-leading researchers in physical and social sciences would also be happy to work with you and your staff to construct bespoke presentations as needed.
For further information, please contact Professor Mark Whitehead on email@example.com.
Aberystwyth Geography and Geology Field Course Hub
The Aberystwyth Geography and Geology Field Course Hub is an ideal base for schools and colleges who offer fieldwork components for Geography, Geology, Environmental Studies and similar topics at GCSE and A-Level.
Our location and fieldwork destinations
Aber (Welsh for mouth of a river and pet-name for the town) is a small, welcoming community in west Wales. It is nestled between the Cambrian Mountains to the east, the Pembrokeshire National Park to the south, Cardigan Bay to the west, and Snowdonia National Park to the north. As such, the FCC is ideally placed within Wales and indeed, the southern UK, with access to a wide range of physical, human and environmental features.
Many field locations are within walking distance of the town and the University’s main Penglais Campus, and many more are just a short drive away. Other destinations can be reached within an hour’s drive, including the classic glacial landscapes of Cadair Idris and Snowdon, and the awe-inspiring Elan Valley.
Aberystwyth itself also benefits from being a vibrant and cosmopolitan University town, as well as being sufficiently physically diverse to host a broad range of practical activities within a relatively small area.
What we offer
We are proud to be able to offer GCSE and A-level groups a chance to explore our wonderful surroundings, and take advantage of Aberystwyth University’s competitively-priced accommodation and meal packages. Furthermore, we can offer expert guidance and opinion from our lecturing staff in any of the above topics, and are happy to discuss fieldwork opportunities and logistics with you. We can also provide fieldwork support (including equipment loans), as well as laboratory space, computer facilities and seminar rooms for preparatory sessions and fieldwork data analysis.
To discuss your fieldwork opportunities, logistics and costs, please contact Professor Mark Whitehead on firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional local information of interest
Girls into Geoscience Wales
Thinking of a degree in the geosciences (physical geography, earth and environmental sciences)? Wondering what the career prospects are? Not sure what geoscience is?
We offer an exciting, free one-and-a-half day event to introduce young women and non-binary people to the geosciences and the world of careers available to graduates today.
Watch this space for more info on our future events. For any queries, or if you’d like to join our mailing list, please contact us on email@example.com or through Twitter (@GiG_Wales) and Instagram (@gig_cymru).