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Free workshop: Geography education and student mental health

December 13 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Geography and Education Research Group of the RGS-IBG (GeogEd https://geogedrg.org/) is hosting a workshop for academic Geography educators facing challenges in supporting student mental health.

The in-person workshop will take place in parallel in three locations (University of Exeter, University of Chester, Newcastle University), linked at the beginning and end of the day through online plenary talks and online summative discussion. The aim of the workshop is to initiate a network of colleagues interested in student mental health in the context of Geography education, as well as to produce an initial set of practical resources. Workshop themes include the structural factors surrounding Geography student mental health, academics’ role in supporting student mental health through curriculum and pastoral care, and the impact of such work on academics’ own wellbeing and careers.

The plenary speakers include:

  • Nicola Frampton (Student Minds)
  • Faith Tucker and John Horton (University of Northampton)

The workshop is intended for academics of all career-stages involved in Geography education (rather than University mental health professionals). It is free to attend, and we have a small number of bursaries to support travel costs. Please note that catering is not provided aside from hot drinks, but there will be ample opportunities to access food and other refreshments in all three sites.

We ask that all participants adhere to the RGS-IBG Code of Conduct (https://www.rgs.org/about/the-society/governance/code-of-conduct), particularly with regards to matters of harassment, discrimination and bullying.

To register, please complete application form by Friday 2nd December and indicate which site you will attend: https://forms.office.com/r/jSZZ8D2CDw

Details of the venue and travel instructions will be sent to the participants after the registration.

We encourage all participants to use public transport access the workshop locations as there is exceedingly limited parking at each site. If you need to drive, please contact workshop organisers about parking opportunities.

If possible, we ask participants to bring a laptop or a similar device.

Please contact the organisers if you wish to discuss access needs or have any other questions. All venues are fully accessible, but we are keen to provide support as needed.

Contacts:

For University of Chester venue:

For University of Exeter venue:

For Newcastle University venue:

Newcastle University