- Learn more about the crucial role that geologists play in international development.
- Consider the practical skills required to make an effective long-term contribution.
- Hear more about our work, as well as the latest ways you can get involved in the fight against global poverty.
Speakers will be drawn from across multiple sectors and the event will be concluded by a drinks reception and opportunity for students to present relevant posters (information to be released soon).
Tentative Conference Programme
The full conference programme will be published soon.
Present a Poster
Last year we had a number of posters from both undergraduates and postgraduates. We will be giving students and recent graduates a similar opportunity this year to present relevant work. This could be based on undergraduate mapping/dissertations, MSc thesis or PhD work, GfGD University Group activities, or work carried out through placements, employment or voluntary opportunities. Prizes will be awarded at the conference for the best posters, with both undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate classes. Full details for abstract submission can be found here (Deadline 15th August 2014). A small number of GfGD travel bursaries (worth £20 each) will be awarded to selected student poster presenters (based on the quality and relevance of abstract), where the presenter is travelling from outside London.
We would encourage delegates to book their travel as early as possible to benefit from advance rates. We would also encourage students to check with their University/College to see if there are any bursaries available to support travel.
A small number of GfGD travel bursaries will be awarded, with those presenting posters and travelling from outside London being given priority.
The nearest tube stations to The Geological Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London are GREEN PARK and PICCADILLY. One/both of these tube stations are relatively easily accessible from the main London train stations serving the rest of the UK.
Delegates must provide their own lunch. There are a number of places to buy lunch close to The Geological Society of London. Alternatively, you can bring and consume a packed lunch on the premises. Tea/Coffee will be provided upon arrival and in the afternoon break. A drinks reception will be provided following the conference.
We are very grateful to the Geological Society of London for the kind provision of a venue, refreshments and advice/support in hosting this event. To find out more about the Society and how to become a student fellow - please see their website.
We'll be exhibiting a collection of photographs from our recent work in the Himalayas. These mounted photographs will be available to purchase after the event.
GfGD Calendars (2015)
GfGD Calendars (2015) will be available to purchase for the bargain price of £5 each, or 3 for £12 - with all profits going to support overseas hazards reduction work.