RGS opportunities for postgraduates

Careers From Development: Putting Critical Thinking into Action. A postgraduate careers event hosted by the Developing Areas Research Group

Friday 15 March 2019


Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London

Careers events and resources in universities tend to offer an array of options for those looking to work in the corporate sector. However there is less information about careers that utilise the critical debates covered in development and social science courses. As a result, students who have developed a critical understanding in international development, social justice, environmental justice, migration, human rights and globalisation are left with few options of where to take this after university. 

The event will provide a chance for students to listen to and network with experienced professionals who will talk about the challenges and realities of working in development-related careers. This event is the first of its kind, and we are excited to be hosting it on such a large scale. We have confirmed speakers from Amnesty International, DFID, Centre for Global Development, Global Giving, Switched On London, Banyak Films, The Guardian and more.

Price: £8 (including lunch and refreshments)

Book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-from-development-putting-critical-thinking-into-action-tickets-54972671741


New to teaching in geography, earth and environmental sciences (GEES): Workshop for postgraduates

Monday 25 March 2019

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London

Join Dr Lynda Yorke (Bangor University) and Dr Simon Tate (Newcastle University Prof Anson Mackay (UCL), with Dr Hilary Geoghegan (University of Reading) and Professor Anson Mackay (UCL) for a one day workshop to explore issues postgraduates face when teaching in geography, earth and environmental science (GEES). The workshop offers practical advice and ideas for undergraduate teaching through an exploration of the GEES subject signature pedagogies; strategies for engaging, working with and offering feedback to a wide range of learners; an introduction to participatory teaching, teaching lab work and fieldwork; and discussion and reflection upon the role and contribution of teaching assistants in all these areas using case studies and group discussions.

Price: £20 (including lunch)

Book online – https://t.co/2XhbJ1vqfz

Enquiries – m.davis@rgs.org


Elections for the Postgraduate Forum Committee

Nominations are now open for election to the committee of the Postgraduate Forum, with elections to be held at the AGM at the mid-term conference at Manchester Metropolitan University, 24-26 April. More information about the available roles and how to run for a position on the committee is available here: http://www.pgf.rgs.org/2019-pgf-elections. You can find out more about the Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term conference: http://www.pgf.rgs.org/rgs-postgraduate-mid-term-conference-2019/.


Jack Dangermond Award 2019

Applications for the Jack Dangermond Award 2019 are now open. The award provides support to attend the 2019 Esri UC in San Diego for undergraduates, postgraduates or early-career researchers who use the ArcGIS platform for teaching or research. The deadline for applications is Friday 26 April


Applications now open for the Turing Enrichment scheme

The Turing Enrichment scheme offers students enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university an opportunity to boost their research project with a placement at the Turing for up to 12 months. Enrichment places are offered for 6, 9, or 12 months with start dates in October 2019 and January 2020. Places are based at the Institute headquarters at the British Library in London where students will continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations during their time at the Institute.

Enrichment students may be eligible for a stipend top up of up to £5,500 as well as a travel allowance.

To find out if you are eligible and for details of how to apply: https://www.turing.ac.uk/work-turing/studentships/enrichment/application-process

Applications should be made directly to the Turing by 11 March 2019

Rodrigo Mendoza-Smith, University of Oxford (one of the Turing’s first enrichment students), had this to say about this experience: “The Enrichment programme at the Turing has been intellectually refreshing and stimulating. I find the daily interaction with Turing researchers the most valuable experience and I have also greatly benefited from weekly reading groups, seminars, masterclasses and meet-ups. ”