Notice of the Geography & Education Research Group (GeogEd) Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections 2021

25th August 2021 (12:00) – Online Via Zoom (Registration Required)

All GeogEd members, and those beyond who would like to find out more about the group, are invited to attend this year’s AGM. The AGM is usually held at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, however to due its postponement, we are holding our GeogEd AGM online via Zoom.

The AGM is an opportunity to find out about the work of the Research Group and shape the agenda for the next year of activities. There will also be the usual standing reports from the Leadership roles on the Committee relating to finances and membership. A full agenda will be circulated closer to the date.

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Research Group Committee Membership Nominations

The AGM will also be an opportunity to elect new officers for upcoming vacancies on the Research Group Committee.  The following positions have vacancies: Chair/Deputy Chair, Secretary, Postgraduate Officer and Ordinary Members.  The committee would like to encourage members to consider self-nominating themselves for one of these roles.  The research group brings together colleagues researching and teaching in geographies of education, geography education and pedagogic research. We would particularly welcome applications from those working in geographies of education to support dialogue across research areas and communities, but anyone who has experience of and/or interest in any of these themes is welcome to nominate themselves. 

Indicative roles of position:

Chair/Deputy Chair – We currently have a Deputy Chair who is willing to stand for the role of Chair. We welcome nominations for Chair or Deputy Chair (if the current Deputy is elected to the Chair role). The Chair is responsible for:
o Maintaining an overview of research group and its activities
o Ensure basic RGS activities are delivered e.g. Annual Conference sessions
o Attend RHED meetings
o Organise AGM
o Report at AGM
o Encourage and develop additional activities for the Research Group working in conjunction with the rest of the Committee
o The Deputy Chair when necessary deputises for the Chair in the activities above and works alongside the rest of the Committee to achieve the agenda decided by the Committee.

Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for:
o Managing the membership of the research group (both RGS and non-RGS membership records)
o Helping to manage and post messages to the JISC Mailing List
o Helping to manage the groups Twitter account
o Coordinating the groups sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference
o Works alongside the rest of the Committee to achieve the agenda decided by the Committee

Postgraduate Officer. The Postgraduate Officer is responsible for:
o Representing the Postgraduate members of the GeogEd Research Group
o Works alongside the rest of the Committee to achieve the agenda decided by the Committee

Ordinary Member. Ordinary Members may take on specific roles as needed by the Research Group as discussed and agreed by them and the rest of the Committee. Otherwise they work alongside the rest of the Committee to achieve the agenda decided by the Committee

If you are interesting in either of these roles please complete the self-nomination form found here or contact Ruth Healey (Chair – or Harry West (Secretary – The deadline for nominations to be received is the 23rd August 2021.