Annual Conference Exhibition

The 2017 GA Annual Conference & Exhibition was held at the University of Surrey, Guildford.

Details about exhibiting at the 2018 Conference in Sheffield will be availbale during October.

2017 Exhibitors

African Adventures
Stand 13

African Adventures is a volunteer travel organisation, dedicated to improving lives in the UK and Africa. We are partnered with, and provide humanitarian and financial support to, educational projects in deprived areas of Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar. Our trips are transformative, for both the projects and those who travel.

Allnatt Outdoors
Stand 36

Allnatt Outdoors Swanage has a proud history of delivering expert Geography tuition to GCSE and A-Level students. Perfectly positioned on the Jurassic Coast, since 1972, take advantage of textbook case studies like Old Harry’s Rocks and Durdle Door. Come and discuss your 2017 residential and enrich your fieldwork experience with us.

Stands 18-19
AQA is a leading provider of qualifications and support services for teachers and students. We are an education charity aiming to enable every student and teacher to realise their potential. We create resources to meet the daily needs of teachers, helping them to deliver inspiring lessons and great learning. Visit stand 18-19 and speak to our team about the new Geography draft specifications, CPD courses and support.

Stand 4

Bodhi360 provides Situation Awareness guidance and training for the Education sector that helps students (and staff) stay safe, secure and healthy during any type of Field Trip. Our Info-Training Packages, developed by expert consultants, help schools to meet their Duty of Care obligations while also providing cross-curricular learning opportunities.

British Red Cross
Stand 41

New Natural disasters: earthquakes resource. Inspire young people to learn about the humanitarian impact of a natural disaster with the Red Cross’ new interactive and engaging resource supported by the Geographical Association. Natural disasters: earthquakes helps 11-19-year-olds develop their critical thinking and explore the impact a disaster has on individuals and communities. Find out more at stand 41.

Stand 43

We are the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, working across the world to tackle poverty and injustice. Visit us on Stand 43 to find out about our global education work and our free Geography resources to inspire your pupils to take action for global justice.

Cambridge University Press
Stand 21

We are driven by a simple goal: to create resources for teachers and students that ignite a curiosity and love for learning. We deliver a comprehensive suite of print and digital resources written in partnership with the Geographical Association that supports the new AQA GCSE and A/AS Level Geography qualifications.

Cambridge International Examinations
Stands 63-64

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Pre-U are tried-and-tested alternatives to GCSE and A Level, used by schools across the UK.

CGP Books
Stand 12

CGP is the UK’s favourite educational publisher! We have a superb range of student-friendly Geography study and practice resources for ages 7-18, including brand new books for the latest Grade 9-1 GCSEs (and new A-Level titles coming soon). Visit us at stand 12 for free sample books and a friendly chat with our Geography experts!

Stands 44-45

Collins is a leading provider of educational resources for both Primary and Secondary age children and is also home to key revision brand Letts. Visit our stand to learn more about our latest geographical resources including Atlases, Collins GCSE Fieldwork series and our primary CPD programme, Connected Geography.

Cosmographics and the British Cartographic Society
Stand 38

Cosmographics design maps to aid and encourage learning both in education and at home, including colour blind friendly maps, colouring maps and free resources. The British Cartographic Society is a dynamic association promoting maps and mapmaking, engaging in education, research and publishing. Drop by to see how we can help.

Cranedale Centre
Stands 49-50

The Cranedale Centre is a market leader in the provision of high-quality residential field studies courses for all age ranges. Study facilities and accommodation in this Yorkshire centre are both comprehensive and to a high standard. Fieldwork opportunities are abundant with an impressive selection of terrestrial and marine habitats and landscapes.

Discover Ltd
Stands 48

Discover Ltd provides geography and biology field-courses, cultural enrichment/CAS, expeditions and trips for KS3, GCSE, AS/A Level and graduate students in Morocco and France. Established in 1978, Discover is ABTA, ATOL and AITO registered and has won many awards including the 'Council for Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge.

Discover the World Education
Stand 1-2

Discover the World Education, strategic partners of the GA, support a joint mission by delivering educational, fun and inspiring curriculum-related trips to Iceland, Azores, Italy, Norway, France, Morocco, China, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Antarctica and beyond. Visit our stand to find out about our multi-award winning trips and teaching resources.

Earth Science Teachers’ Association
Stand 33

The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) aims to advance education by supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as geology, or for those delivering an Earth science component of the national curriculum in science or geography. ESTA is a registered charity.

Stands 8-9

Eduqas offers Ofqual reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels to secondary schools and colleges across England. Building on 65 years of experience in delivering qualifications, we support every teacher in facilitating the learning of these qualifications. We providing direct access to subject specialists, sample assessment materials and teacher guides, free digital resources, and tailored teacher training.

Esri UK
Stand 56
ArcGIS Online for Schools is the complete GIS platform for teaching geography. Get access to fieldwork apps, Ordnance Survey data, teaching resources and the Living Atlas – '…the foremost collection of authoritative, ready-to-use global geographic information ever assembled'. Visit our stand to find out how your school can get a free subscription.


Field Studies Council
Stand 40
Field Studies Council (FSC) is the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to helping people of all ages to experience the environment at first hand. Fieldwork courses have been developed for those studying A level and GSCE geography for the 2016 specifications. Visit our stand for more information.


Geographers’ A-Z Map Company
Stand 31

Geographers’ A-Z Map Company Ltd is the largest independent publisher of geographic data and paper mapping in the United Kingdom. Our educational products are designed for use in schools specifically to help teachers and children learn about their location and appreciate the world around them.

Global Learning Programme
Stand 65
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is currently being used by over 6000 schools across England. These schools are all benefiting from the free school-led training, guidance, resources, local school network support and £500 worth of funded CPD provided by the GLP. Find out more and register for free at the GLP website.

Halsbury Travel
Stand 14

At Halsbury Travel, we’ve been arranging tailor-made, curriculum-based school geography tours for over 30 years. Founded by former teachers, we’re independent and family-run, offering a highly personalised service. Visit us on stand 14 to find out how we can help you inspire your young geographers, and enter our competition!

Stands 42

HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. Map Creator is our online mapping tool which gives our global community of users the power to edit the places important to them with a range of Geographic Information System functionalities. Visit Map Creator and start your mapping adventure today.

Hodder Education
Stands 59-60
Hodder Education is one of the leading geography publishers for the secondary education market. In 2017 we are publishing new revision resources for the reformed GCSE and A level specifications. We also have exam board approved textbooks, digital resources, and skills, fieldwork and study guides for GCSE and A-level.

Stand 52-53
Icespiration offers solid geography enrichment trips taught by British trained teachers. We work in a sustainable capacity working directly with farmers, fishermen and cottage industries, academic institutions, and, offer sustainably-sourced food. We engage your pupils in whole child learning, incorporating icelandic language-music multimedia projects-foraging-tree planting-school exchange-sports exchange-culture-teambuilding-community projects into your trip. BS8848 compliant. Find us at stand 52 & 53.

Izzy Tours
Stand 35

It’s not tourism, it’s an adventure! We send you with highly qualified guides off the beaten track to see the very best of Iceland. As a family-run business you can talk today to the ex-teachers who will work with you from start to finish. Now going to China, Morocco and Italy too!

Landscape Institute - Be a Landscape Architect
Stand 46

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. Landscape architects protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. Come and find out how landscape architecture links closely to geography – discussing case studies, education routes and career options for geography students.

Leeson House Field Studies Centre
Stands 25

Leeson House is a high-quality centre situated near Swanage on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is available throughout the year for courses tailored to your specific requirements, tutored by our experienced staff. Self-taught options are also available.

Lochranza Centre CIC
Stand 66
Lochranza Centre CIC on the Isle of Arran is an independent Field Studies & Activities Centre. We provide taught courses in geography, geology and biology to students from 10-18 years. All our courses are taught by honours graduates & are designed to meet the most recent exam board requirements.


Medina Valley Centre
Stand 28

Looking for a venue to carry out residential fieldwork for the new GCSE or A Level Geography specification in Southern England? Come over to our stand and find out why the MVC on the Isle of Wight may be what you’re looking for! We look forward to meeting you.

New Internationalist Publications
Stand 57

New Internationalist Publications publishes the monthly independent magazine New Internationalist, which covers key issues in global politics, environmental issues, human rights, health and development. In addition it publishes a range of reference books and other publications, including the popular No-Nonsense Guides series.

NST Travel Group
Stand 20

NST is the UK’s leading school trips and educational travel company. We create expertly planned, tailor-made geography tours to destinations worldwide – enabling pupils to discover and learn from some of the most fascinating geographical sites on the planet. NST Field Studies Guides are also available to accompany groups.

Stands 10-11

OCR is a leading UK awarding body, committed to providing qualifications that engage learners of all ages and help them reach their full potential. Our Geography qualifications include GCSEs, AS/A Levels and Entry level, providing a dynamic and contemporary opportunity for students to engage with the world around them.

Ordnance Survey
Stands 54-55
Ordnance Survey provides a number of resources to aid spatial teaching across the key stages. Digimap for Schools, our award-winning website, offers seamless current and historical mapping for Great Britain and free resources linked to mapping in the curriculum. Looking for ideas in how to use GIS in the classroom? Visit our stand and see how we can help get you started.

Oxford University Press
Stands 5-7

Visit the Oxford stand to find out how our rigorous and student-friendly resources could support your teaching of the 2016 GCSE and A Level specifications. See Kerboodle in action and learn more about the rest of our range, which includes geog.123, Nelson Key Geography, GeoActive and Geofile, and student-friendly atlases.

Stands 29-30
Pearson is delighted to sponsor the GA Conference 2017. We’re the world's learning company and have plenty to share about our new Edexcel GCSE and A level Geography qualifications. What’s more, our experts, free events and materials, and published resources will support you every step of the way.

QMUL, School of Geography
Stand 58

The School of Geography at QMUL is highly regarded for our theoretically-informed, empirically-grounded and politically-engaged research. We are recognised as a leading department for geography and environmental science; ranking 5th in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for our research outputs and 11th overall.

Rayburn Tours
Stand 22
Group travel specialists since 1965, Rayburn Tours offer inspiring geography tours worldwide. Each tailor-made tour is created to support your curriculum specifications, match your objectives and provide the ultimate geographical experience. Enhance your tour with award-winning study resources and Field Study Tutors. Come chat with our team.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Stands 23-24

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG supports the teaching and enjoyment of geography at all levels, whether at school, university, in the field or elsewhere. Anyone can join, and our Fellows and members include professional geographers, researchers, teachers and schools to explorers and enthusiasts and span more than 100 countries

Schools Own Adventure
Stand 37

SCHOOL'S OWN ADVENTURE – EXCLUSIVELY CROATIA! Specialising in Geography tours to Croatia, tailored to your curriculum requirements. Based only 2 hours flying time from the UK we offer affordable, unforgettable, fully supported study tours in Croatia; exploring areas of outstanding natural beauty, its rich bio-diversity and extraordinary variety of physical and human geography. 

Skern Lodge
Stand 62

Located on the North Devon coast within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Skern Lodge offers bespoke Geography fieldwork courses for all of the major exam specifications. KS2 through to GCSE and A Levels, with provision for the A2 Independent Investigation. Additional adventure options are available, including surfing, climb, and river kayak. 

The Swanage Centre
Stand 27

In the heart of Swanage, on the Jurassic Coast, Dorset, The Swanage Centre welcomes residential school groups. We are close to numerous excellent geographical sites such as Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Studland Beach. We offer quality accommodation and a wide variety of academic and social facilities including ICT suites, large classrooms, sports facilities and social areas.

Travel Places
Stand 15

With over 30 years experience working with closely with school teachers our reputation for delivering outstanding tailor-made curriculum led tours is second to none. Over the past 12 months we have arranged successful tours to Mongolia, Japan, China, Sri Lanka, Canada, Slovenia, Iceland, Italy to name just a few.

TREX Travel Experiences
Stand 47

Iceland is a living textbook. For 38 years Trex has served geography A-level, GCSE and university groups whether carrying out field studies or seeking 'awe and wonder' experiences – and Iceland provides plenty of those! We have a friendly, experienced team with specialist geographical knowledge and teaching material.

Stand 34

Tutor2u are The Exam Performance Specialists. As an Online Educational Publisher, we provide resources to help students maximise their performance, including: regular study support via our free subject blogs, digital and printed teaching and revision materials to support A Level, GCSE & IB and large-group exam technique and revision coaching courses for students.

UCL Institute of Education
Stand 61
The department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment is a world-leading centre for geography, business, mathematics, history, RE, citizenship and science education. We host top-rated initial teacher education programmes, innovative MA courses and a wide range of continuing professional development opportunities. Our student population is very diverse: students on initial teacher education courses, practising teachers and a rich and diverse range of international students.

University of Nottingham
Stands 16-17

The School of Geography at The University of Nottingham is a dynamic academic community which is committed to excellence in both teaching and research, where we offer flexible degree programmes. Our students receive high quality academic and personal support, and graduate with excellent career prospects given their specialist knowledge and transferable skills.

University of Sheffield, Department of Geography
Stand 39
A geography department with an international reputation for research and teaching, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning the environmental and social sciences. Committed to working with schools, colleges and organisations to ensure the vitality of the discipline.

Urban Geography East London
Stand 51
UGEL is a fieldwork organisation with a difference. We don't take students out of the city into the countryside - we bring them in! We offer a range of fieldwork enquiries for KS3, GCSE and A-Level. Themes include, urban regeneration, changing place, sustainable living, conflicts and challenges, shopping, transport and more.

Stand 3

WorldStrides is one of the world’s leading educational travel providers with 50 years of experience in arranging outstanding school tours. Each year more than 400,000 students travel with us to over 82 countries around the world. Why not let us help you plan your next school trip?

Youth Hostel Association
Stand 32

For 85 years YHA has created unique opportunities for young people to discover new places, enjoy fresh challenges and broaden their horizons through thrilling activities and transformative educational experiences in the great outdoors. With over 160 extraordinary properties, you’ll find YHAs throughout England & Wales’ beauty spots and honey pots.

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