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GEO Live: student events at GA Annual Conference 2024


‘Great to have a Conference session dedicated to enthusiastic geographers still at school.’

‘My students really benefited from talking to the people running it – was pretty inspirational to get an idea of the kind of jobs a degree could lead to.’

‘My students enjoyed the hands on “real life” things. They also found the guest speakers interesting.’ 


The next GEO Live event will take place on Saturday 6 April at the GA Annual Conference and Exhibition 2024 in Manchester.

This programme, designed specially for students aged 14–18, will enthuse them about geography and its wide-ranging applications, enable them to think beyond school toward university and possible careers in geography.

We are inviting teachers to bring up to six students each to the GA Annual Conference on Saturday 6 April, where they will take part in their own programme of sessions, including:

  • Keynote Address with Professor James Esson
  • Workshop sessions with the Voices Project
  • Special talks and Q&A with geography academics

Places are free of charge and available to students of GA members only. One teacher must be booked to attend Conference as a delegate to secure the places.

To book a place for your students, and for any queries, please contact our Events Team.

2024 Programme: Inspiring geography for all

Saturday 6th April 2023

9.30 – 10.00: Registration and welcome to the venue

10.10 – 11.00: Students attend the Keynote Address: Co-creating a critical geographical education for everyone

11.30 – 12.00: Discussion – what is a geographer? (Professor James Esson, Queen Mary University of London)

12.35 – 1.05: Lunch onsite (students bring their own lunch).

1.05 – 1.55: Voices Project – Space place and identity

  • An introduction to the project, its links to NEA and qualitative data, human geography.
  • Introducing the concept of in place/out of place 
  • Collaborative Activity – Small group/paired discussions using the #VoicesProject cards about where groups have felt in place/out of place, exploring similarities and differences; as well as critically questioning why these patterns exist.

2.00 – 2.55: Young people and climate justice (Catherine Walker, University of Newcastle)

3.00 – 3.50pm GIS and remote sensing (Dr Israa Kadhim, Salford University)

3.50: Close

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Geographical model making competition

Encourage your pupils to get involved and explore their creativity and geographical knowledge by creating a 3D model. Entries close 31 July 2024