2014 Annual Conference Exhibition
The 2014 GA Annual Conference and Exhibition was held at the University of Surrey from Monday 14–Wednesday 16 April.
Exhibition booking information for the 2015 Conference in Manchester (9-11 April) will be available during September.
ActionAid is an international anti-poverty charity that works with and supports the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. The schools team produces award-winning teaching materials, talks and workshops for learners aged 5–19 which explore the links between people and places all over the world.
Motivate your geography students with active fieldwork in classic locations; Swanage, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Old Harry’s Rocks. Find out more about our unique programmes that will inspire your students. Visit us at stand 8.
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 realise their potential. We create resources to meet the day-to-day needs of teachers, helping them deliver inspiring lessons and great learning. Visit Stand 4-5 for the latest on our geography qualifications, CPD courses and support.
Ardmore Educational Travel
Ardmore Educational Travel has over 30 years experience in running first class educational trips across the world. We specialise in bespoke school groups, and 2014 sees the introduction of our new tailored Geography trips to Costa Rica, Iceland, Spain, Switzerland, and USA, and South East Asia. Come and see us at stand 63.
Association of American Geographers
The AAG is a non-profit scholary and educational society founded in 1904. AAG members share interests in the theory, methods and practice of geography.
B & C Educational Ltd
B & C Educational Ltd produces stimulating, authentic and creative teaching and learning resources for primary schools. The resources are focused on evoking a true sense of place and can be used to introduce a global dimension to the curriculum and to encourage enquiry-based learning. We also run global dimension CPD courses which include a study visit to The Gambia.
Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London offers postgraduate programmes in Social and Cultural geography, GIS, Environmental Management, Environment and Sustainability, and Climate Change. You can study while you work; all our teaching takes place in the evenings or at weekends in our central London campuses and at field sites across the UK. We also offer undergraduate degrees in geography, environmental management, and development studies.
British Cartographic Society
A dynamic association dedicated to developing the world of maps, our membership includes large companies, designers, schools, academics, researchers, individual cartographers, GIS specialists and anyone with an interest in maps. Now in its third year, our free schools workshop programme has been delivered to over 60 schools and 2500 students.
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, working with partners across the world to end poverty and injustice. Visit us on stand 46 to find out about our global education work, and our free resources to inspire your pupils to take action for global justice, including information about our new KS2 geography resource.
Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world's top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world's universities and employers.
CND Peace Education
CND Peace Education empowers young people with knowledge on peace and nuclear issues and supports them in forming their own opinions. Visit our stand for your free resource packs suitable for key stages 2 to 4 and learn why origami cranes are a symbol of peace in Japan and what happens when there is a nuclear disaster!
Collins Education publishes a wide range of engaging geography and atlas resources to support students and teachers at all levels. Visit our stand to take a closer look at our AQA Geography A Level study guides, Letts and Lonsdale revision guides and our bestselling atlas range. Great conference savings guaranteed!
Comic Relief UK
The Comic Relief schools team are keen to meet you! Come and explore our free downloadable tailor-made learning resources and educational films about life for working children in Ghana. Plus pick up some tried-and-tested fundraising ideas and top tips for organising events in your school.
Compassion in World Farming
Compassion in World Farming is the leading international farm animal welfare charity. Compassion in World Farming resources, including DVDs, information booklets and teachers' packs are available free for teachers. Secondary, primary and college resources available. Look out for the recently updated Farm Animals & Us films which will be giving away at our stand.
At Cosmographics we design, produce and print maps of all descriptions to encourage the love of geography, both in education and at home. Visit our stand to see how we can work together and discover our unique range of personalised wall maps, colouring maps, satellite images and posters.
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.
Cumbria Development Education Centre
CDEC inspires young people and teachers to engage with global learning. Our vision is for young people who are confidently able to face the challenges of today, to respect other people and places, and to make informed choices that have a positive impact on society and the world around them.
A new free resources website created for geography teachers by Discover the World Education and the Geographical Association. Includes teaching resources, news feeds, information on free CPD courses, competitions, Iceland trip prizes, an opportunity to submit your own resources in return for payment and much more.
Established in 1978, Discover offers pre-GCSE to post-graduate field study courses at centres in France and Morocco. Prices are comparable with residential fieldwork in the UK. ABTA, ATOL and AITO registered, Discover has won many awards including the 'Council for Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge.
Discover the World Education
Discover the World Education offer fun, educational and inspiring curriculum-related geography study trips to Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Norway, France, Costa Rica, China, Antarctica, New Zealand and beyond. Visit our stand for your complimentary multi award-winning classroom resources, volcanic ash, glacier till, an inspiring classroom poster and our latest brochure.
Earth Science Teachers’ Association
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.
Field Studies Council
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. As part of its mission, FSC welcomes nearly 3,000 school groups to courses in its 17 field centres every year.
The GA Stand
Come and visit the GA Stand, your one-stop shop for all things GA! Browse and purchase publications including the complete KS3 Toolkit series and books from the Post-16 Top Spec and GCSE Toolkit series; join the GA (if you haven't already!); meet GA staff; and find out about our extensive range of projects.
Discover 21st century India with our bespoke educational tours - travelling through the states of Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and the Punjab, each with its own distinctive study themes. From the snow capped mountains of the Himalayan foothills to the deserts of Rajasthan, visit the places and people that make India such an awe-inspiring destination.
The Geography Specialists, we continue to pride ourselves on being the 'One Stop Shop' for geography teachers. Our extensive range covers KS1 through to post A-Level. Our 2014 catalogue is packed with essential teaching materials ranging from a wireless PC weather station through a handpicked selection of fieldwork equipment to challenging IT products.
If you're looking to take geography learning outside the classroom then we can help. We organise educational geography tours to some of the most fascinating and beautiful destinations in the world that will bring your curriculum to life and inspire your pupils! Visit our stand to find out more.
Harrow House has over 40 years' experience of welcoming residential groups. Based in Swanage, on the Jurassic Coast, we are close to numerous excellent geographical sites. We offer quality accommodation and a wide variety of academic and social facilities including ICT suites, large classrooms, wireless, sports facilities bar and social areas.
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre provides fantastic field studies experiences with a difference. Opportunities for controlled assessments are unrivalled, due to our prime location between Christchurch and Poole Bays, and our wealth of adventurous activities will offer any group an outstanding residential or day visit.
Hodder Education/Philip Allan Updates
Hodder Education is a leading UK publisher producing innovative geography texts, fantastic online resources and focused examination revision material. Our wide range of print publications extensively covers UK and international secondary curriculum, while our online content and lesson builder tools make planning and delivering outstanding lessons easier.
KE Adventure Travel
Our school expeditions programme presents a worldwide collection of adventurous and educational itineraries, each of which has been devised with school groups and students in mind. Whether your priority is cultural, historical or of geographical interest, or whether it's the sheer challenge that appeals, we are sure you will find what you are looking for.
Leeson House Field Studies Centre
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.
Medina Valley Centre
MVC, an independent field centre on the Isle of Wight, has a reputation for excellence built up over 50 years that reflects the Centre’s Christian ethos. MVC has teamed up with AFX, creators of bespoke applications and advanced websites since 2008, to develop a unique interactive map of the Isle of Wight providing a wealth of resources for students of all ages.
The Met Office education web pages contain a range of free classroom activities, lesson plans, games and resources covering key stages 1 to 3. Based around both weather and climate topics, they are available to download or use alone. You can also book a live video-conference with a forecaster!
Naturesbase is a environmental/sustainable field study centre on a small farm on the west coast of Wales providing courses for groups from KS2 to A level and PGCE students to CPD. Naturesbase outreach provides school based children’s workshops, inset geography training, school ground design and teacher study tours to India.
New Internationalist Publications Ltd
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.
Newcastle University offers a wide range of resources and experiences for geography teachers and students. Outdoor and classroom resources are available relating to GIS, mapping, fieldwork, GPS, careers and higher education. The resources are based on content from the University's BSc Geographic Information Science and BSc Surveying and Mapping Science.
NST Travel Group Ltd
NST is the UK’s leading school tours, school trips and educational travel company for primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. We create expertly planned school trips which are tailor-made to support groups in getting the very most out of their time away.
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)
OCR is a leading UK awarding body, providing qualifications that engage students of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning to reach their full potential. OCR's geography suite of qualifications includes GCSE, A/AS Level and Entry Level to enrich and encourage the love of geography.
Visit our stand to find out more about Digimap for Schools (winner of a GA Gold Award) as well as our Digimap for Schools MapStream service which provides map data for use in GIS software. Also, learn how to embed Ordnance Survey maps in your school website using OS OpenSpace.
Oxfam offers a huge range of ideas, resources and support for developing global learning in the classroom and the whole school. All of our resources support education for global citizenship – helping pupils understand their world and make a positive difference in it. Our professional website also contains extensive research reports and policy briefs for more in-depth study.
Oxford University Press
OUP is showcasing new editions of geog.123 and Nelson Key Geography, GCSE and A Level resources including iBooks, textbooks, Mapwork Skills, and student-friendly atlases. We'll also be demonstrating next generation Kerboodle, with new functionality and support for creative and effective lessons. Nelson Thornes is now part of Oxford University Press.
Pearson aspires to be the world’s leading learning company. In the UK, we have an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann, Prentice Hall, BTEC and our exam awarding body Edexcel. Come and meet our geography team on stands 20-21 and discover more about the exciting learning opportunities we can offer.
Quest4Change runs projects and expeditions for school groups in South America and Africa. Whether it’s working in shanty towns in Peru, building sand dams in Kenya or working with wild animals in Bolivia, our teams are involved in sustainable long term projects. Quest4Change is assessed to BS8848 expedition safety standard and is an approved Fair Trade Volunteering organisation – be inspired!
Visit our stand for expert knowledge, inspiration and practical advice on how we can help you take your students to some of the world's most captivating geographical sites. Plus, get a sneak-peek at our award-winning educational resources! With over 48 years experience in facilitating high quality, bespoke geography trips across the globe, all designed in line with your National Curriculum, we're the right people to help!
RM Books is a free ebook solution with a wide range of content from UK publishers including textbooks, revision guides and topic books. The ebooks can be rented for ﬂexible time periods and allocated to students based on ability level - perfect for classroom use, project work or targeted intervention groups.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Stands 53 & 59
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.
Sustrans is the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Within our education programmes we are currently working with over 2,500 schools, colleges and universities across the UK, helping young people and their communities to travel in ways which benefit themselves and their environment.
Teachit Geography publishes fully adaptable resources created by and for secondary geography teachers. Come and see us to find out how to share your own or to take advantage of our free trial and our subscription offer for GA members.
Think Global, the Development Education Association, is an educational charity promoting global learning. Think Global offers a range of training opportunities to help teachers to develop an outstanding global learning school. Our Global Dimension website also offers a wealth or resources for primary and secondary schools.
Tiger Moon is a small education publishing company based in the East Midlands staffed by a team of dedicated professionals with over 20 years’ experience in education. We work closely with teachers in the creation of our products before they are tested in the classroom. Our products are created to fulfil the needs expressed by teachers whilst being a ware that all schools have limited budgets.
TTS Geography in Evidence has more new and exciting products, ideal for primary teachers. Take learning outdoors with our playground signs or explore the UK and the world with our stunning new Bee-Bot maps. Remember – we love hearing your thoughts and feedback, and look forward to seeing you soon!
TREX Travel Experiences
Iceland is a living textbook. For 36 years we have 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.
Twig World Limited
Twig World Limited is a multi-award-winning digital education company providing over two thousand real-world (3 minute) films on Geography, Science and Maths for students aged 7-16. Since launching in 2011, Twig World's resources are now in over 4000 schools in the UK and have now won the BETT award for every year of selling into schools!
University of Nottingham
The School of Geography at The University of Nottingham is committed to excellence in both teaching and research, in an environment where students and staff are valued members of a dynamic academic community. We offer flexible degree programmes enhanced by high quality academic and personal support for our students, extensive resources, and opportunities to study abroad. Our Nottingham graduates have excellent career prospects based on their specialist knowledge and transferable skills.
University of Derby
Located on the edge of the Peak District, Derby is a great place to study geography. That our BSc (Hons) Geography is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Science reflects the high quality of the course. We also offer a range of joint honours undergraduate courses, including Geography, International Relations and Global Development, Third World Development and Environmental Hazards, and career-focused postgraduate and professional qualification programmes to support your professional development.
University of Sussex
Studying Geography at the University of Sussex opens doors to learning about an exciting and challenging discipline that spans the boundaries between natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Based in a National Park, next to Brighton and the coast and with easy access to London, we offer the most ambitious choice of international field trips offered by any UK geography department. Visit our stand to find out more about what we offer and access free educational resources.
Wildgoose Education Ltd
Wildgoose Education Ltd supplies an innovative range of geographical resources including a collection of bespoke products using our own national aerial photography dataset. Wildgoose produces and supplies various Photopacks, Posters, Playmats, Deskmats, Wall Charts and Digital products covering a wide variety of geographical topics.
At WJEC we are passionate about geography and world development, which is why we continue to award qualifications in these fields in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We believe that the ‘human’ in humanities should come through in everything we do, so we provide every teacher with direct access to subject officers, professional development and innovative resources.
YHA (England and Wales)
With over 140 hostels in geographically significant rural and urban locations, of which 70 are LOtC-accredited, YHA has the perfect destination for you to take a self-led study trip or select from our range of tutored courses. Come and speak to us about our partnerships with the FSC and Peak District National Park Authority.
Official 2014 Conference Sponsors
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