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University Place, The University of Manchester - Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 April 2016


Registration for the Annual Conference has now closed. If you have an urgent booking enquiry please call 0114 296 0088 and ask for Roisin McAteer or Lucy Oxley.

Registration fees

The deadline for Annual Conference registrations has now passed.

Registration rates (GBP) 8 April 9 April Both days
Personal/Group member 99.00 77.00 139.00
Concessionary member 79.00 67.00 119.00
Full-time/PGCE student Free Free Free
Non-member 169.00 127.00 271.00


Accommodation options via Visit Manchester Accommodation Booking Service are now fully booked.You can find your own accommodation on the Visit Manchester website.

Advance booking for social events

In addition to the main Conference programme, a number of social events will take place on the Thursday and Friday evenings which need to be booked in advance. This year's events include the annual Conference Dinner, wine tasting and comedy. Further information is available on the Events page.

The booking deadline for these events has now passed.

First time at the GA Annual Conference?

From collecting free resources and choosing the right workshop to sharing ideas over a beer, these Top Tips will help you make the most of your first time at Conference.

Take a look at what happens at Conference and hear what delegates have to say about it below.

Geographical Association Annual Conference from Geographical Association on Vimeo.

This year's chosen charity

Every year the GA donates a portion of the Annual Conference and Exhibition delegate fees to a charitable organisation chosen by the current GA President. This year we will contribute £1 per paying delegate to Dogs for Good.

Dogs for Good is an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people overcome specific challenges and enrich and improve lives and communities.

Official 2016 Conference Sponsors

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GA Member

Good afternoon,

I have just registered as student to attend the conference. I was wondering to whom I should send my proof of student status?


Amy Forbes


Peter Namphande Guest

High. I have just registered for the conference as a student. Should i expect any communication confirming my registration? And how do i send proof of my status as a student?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Dear Peter

A confirmation letter and badge will follow in the post this week. Please email proof of your student status to



Louise Cameron Guest


I have just registered for the GA Conference however I am yet to receive a confirmation email for my payment. Just wondering if this could be resent through to me please


Amy Smith Guest

I am currently in my training year as a schools direct students @ Hawkley Hall High School. I have heard about this from a lecture @ MMU.
I have been told the conference is free for students, just wondering if i have to sign up anywhere?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Hello Amy

Although free to students you are still required to sign-up via the booking links at the top of this page. As you progress through the online booking you'll be able to select the free student attendance option.


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