Booking Information


Online booking is now available for credit/debit card payments. You may request an invoice if you prefer but please note that a purchase order number is required.

Please select the appropriate form to register online or alternatively download a booking form:

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NB – full-time and PGCE students are entitled to free registration, but we recommend that you use the card payment form in case you wish to pay for any extras such as tickets for social events.

Registration fees

Attendance at Conference is by pre-registration only. Your registration fee includes refreshments, buffet lunch and full access to lectures, workshops, forums, the exhibition and day-time receptions. Bookings must be made before 31 March 2017.

21 April 22 April Both days
Personal/Group member 110.00 85.00 150.00
Concessionary member 90.00 75.00 130.00
Full-time/PGCE student Free Free Free
Non-member 180.00 135.00 291.00

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Free student registration

Free registration is available to all full-time and PGCE students. Online booking for students is available but proof of status may be required e.g. email copy of your NUS card. Bookings may not be processed without this proof. Please note: student registration does not include lunch, however there are several outlets where you can purchase food.

Information for Overseas Delegates

The Geographical Association welcomes delegates from outside the UK. Please note full payment prior to Conference must be made by all overseas participants. This can made online using a credit/debit card or by sending an international bankers draft in Pounds Sterling. We regret that we are unable to issue an Invitation Letter to participants outside the UK.


The Holiday Inn Guildford is offering special Conference rates for bed and breakfast accommodation. Rooms at the hotel are £115 a night single occupancy and £125 a night double occupancy. Call 0871 942 9036 quoting Promo/Corporate Code C5F to receive the discounted rates. Please note bookings cannot be made online using this code.

Alternatively, accommodation can be secured independently at the Premier Inn and Travelodge where rates start from £41. A coach service will operate between these hotels and the University during Conference.

You can also find your own accommodation on the Visit Guildford 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, beer tasting, networking with quiz and Conference TeachMeet. Further information is available on the Programme page.

Pre-booking is also required for the free public lecture and awards presentations taking place on the afternoon of Thursday 20 April.

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 Young Roots.

Young Roots is a charity that works with young asylum seekers and refugees providing fun activities such as learning English, football, cooking and crafts. They also provide peer support and one-to-one casework supporting young people with issues around solicitors, the asylum process, education, health and mental health.

Official 2017 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.


Amy Allen

Amy Allen GA Member

Hi, I am not doing PGCE, but am doing the un-salaried schools direct course, would this still class me for free entry?


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