Annual Conference Exhibition
The 2013 GA Annual Conference and Exhibition was held at the University of Derby from 4-6 April.
Exhibitor stand locations can be viewed on this exhibition plan.
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.
Classic textbook locations in Swanage, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Old Harry rocks and the Jurassic coast. Short week and full week field studies programmes that tick all the boxes including price. Come and see us on Stand 16 right by the refreshments.
AQA is a leading provider of qualifications and support services for teachers and students. We are an educational 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 1 for the latest on our geography qualifications, CPD courses and support.
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.
Best of Both (The British School of Brussels)
An opportunity to talk with the student leaders of the Best of Both school twinning charity. Find out how your school could incorporate the BoB model, receive guidance on organising a school trip to Bolgatanga, Ghana and discover how your school can access Ikea Foundation matched funding.
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.
School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University
Marine Geography (BSc and MESci) at Cardiff University, is a blend of coastal and offshore physical and human geography, taught with an emphasis on field work and hands on experience including hydrographic survey, meteorology, climate change, marine biology, conservation and management, offshore energy, ports and shipping management and much more.
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! Explore our downloadable new tailor-made learning resources and educational films about life in a Kenyan slum settlement. Share some of our tried-and-tested ideas for fundraising and organising events in your school and free geography resources for KS2–5.
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 at GA conferences. Secondary, primary and college resources available. Look out for the film Eat Less Meat which will be one of many available at this conference.
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.
Geography fieldwork like never before! Geography is the one subject that just has to be studied in the field but this can be time-consuming and a logistical headache, so we have to make the most of it. Data Harvest has numerous devices - GPS, flow-meter, anomometer etc. - designed to help you do just that!
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 Schools
Pick up a FREE sample of volcanic ash, glacial till, an inspiring poster and access our award-winning study aids. Find out about our curriculum-related geography study trips: 'The Year 10s were amazed by the landscapes and natural wonders... each day provided them with an awesome experience and opportunity to engage with physical geography in a truly unique and interactive way.'
DreamTeach Geography provides a complete online, time saving solution for geography teachers. This dynamic, cost effective resource contains teacher-friendly packages including movies, animations, games, mysteries, thinking skills, geography in the news and homework. DreamTeach allows the busy teacher to concentrate on delivery rather than practice.
Earth Science Teachers' Association
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) promotes and supports good practice in the teaching of Earth Science at all levels. ESTA members are available to offer advice and give more details and information at our stand. Please come along and see how ESTA can be of use to you!
Edexcel is a Pearson company and the UK's largest awarding body. We offer academic and vocational qualifications to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and worldwide. Visit us on Stands 38–41 to find out how we can support you in delivering the GCSE 2012 linear specifications, and discover our engaging International GCSE and GCE specifications.
Education through Expeditions
Education through Expeditions connects university fieldwork and research projects with schools, inspiring children to pursue geography at higher levels. Education through Expeditions enables schools to follow university students on fieldwork expeditions, interacting through blogs and forums via our e-learning platform, and produces innovative teaching materials for use in the classroom.
Far Frontiers Expeditions
Far Frontiers is a specialist school expeditions company, operating worldwide. Our Explorer Series focuses on ‘People and Places’ examining the interaction between the indigenous population and their environment. Study and learning has been constructed around elements of awe and wonder, academic enrichment and critical thinking with dimensions including physical, social and economic geography.
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.
Galina International Study Tours Ltd
Galina specialises in educational tours for secondary schools across a range of curriculum areas. All tours relate directly to KS3 national curriculum, GCSE or AS/A2 & SQA. Destinations for geography include Paris, Amsterdam, Netherlands Coastal Flood Defences, Vulcania, the London Olympic site, Snowdonia, Manchester and Liverpool. STF Assured Member & ABTA Member No. Y4466.
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.
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 2013 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.
Heinemann and Longman, part of Pearson
Heinemann and Longman, part of Pearson, bring you a wide range of best-selling print and digital KS3, GCSE and A-level resources, including our resources published in official partnership with OCR. Visit us on Stands 38–41 to find out more about all our resources including our popular ActiveTeach technology.
Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre
This is geography with a difference! The multiplicity of opportunities for field studies and adventurous activities at Hengistbury Head OEC are unrivalled. We can provide an extraordinary outdoor learning experience. Our stunning coastal location, within a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), boasts 12 different habitats and an internationally significant ancient monument on our doorstep.
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.
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.
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!
Nelson Thornes is a leading educational publisher, producing books and digital resources for the UK, as well as international schools and colleges. This year we are delighted to be showcasing our new iBooks textbooks, AQA Certificate course and new addition to our Mapwork Skills series.
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
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.
Opwall work with school students at ten sites around the world conducting biodiversity research and our data is used to develop conservation strategies. We have also developed a free resource for teachers for use in the classroom. Visit our stand to find out more.
Visit our stand to see the GA Gold Award winning Digimap For Schools as well as our recently launched Digimap For Schools Mapstream service which provides map data over broadband for use in GIS software. Also see how to embed Ordnance Survey maps on the school website using OS OpenSpace.
Outstanding Geography Student Award
An exciting new annual award, from the GA's WorldWise strand and Discover the World Schools, created to help you inspire your young geographers. Enter your Y9/10/11 students' curriculum-related essays into this national competition and be in with the chance of winning an incredible study trip abroad for your school.
Oxford University Press
Visit the Oxford stand to see geog.123 - including information about the new geog.atlas - and geography@work for KS3; support for the revised Edexcel B, AQA A and OCR B GCSE specifications; A Level resources for AQA and Edexcel; and up-to-date, accessible atlases.
At Pearson we take learning personally. We believe education is for everyone, and we provide the tools for people to learn wherever and however they choose. As well as the UK's largest awarding body, Edexcel, we’re home to some of the nation's favourite educational resources including the Heinemann and Longman families. Come and have a browse and a chat with one of our consultants on Stands 38–41.
PGL Travel Ltd
Our field studies courses take place at PGL centres at three of the UK's finest locations for study - the Isle of Arran, the Isle of Wight and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Modular courses offer versatility and can be tailored for students at all levels; from primary school pupils enjoying their first experience of fieldwork, right up to A-level students involved in detailed investigations and examination projects.
As an international development organisation, Practical Action offers you a wealth of material to enrich your Geography curriculum across all age groups. At practicalaction.org/geography you'll find case studies, video clips, classroom activities and posters on key topics including; food and agriculture, energy and sustainability, climate change, and natural disasters. Visit us on Stand 52 for a free poster on Farming in Africa.
Queen Mary University of London, School of Geography
The School of Geography at QMUL is recognised as an international centre for excellence in teaching and research. Our commitment to research-led teaching has put us in the top ten places in the UK to study Geography and Environmental Science (2012 Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table).
Quest4Change's vision is a world where people live without poverty in a clean and protected natural environment. We link our commitment to sustainable development with groups of young volunteers, whose personal development is inspired through experiencing another culture and exploring a different way of life on our rewarding expeditions overseas.
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 47 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!
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Stands 25 & 28
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.
Situated within the internationally-recognised biosphere reserve in north Devon, Skern Lodge offers geography courses for Key Stage 2 to A-level. Experienced and enthusiastic staff will tailor your programme to your examination board requirements.
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We're a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
Teachit Geography produces fully adaptable and editable resources created by, and for secondary geography teachers. It has already received considerable praise from teachers for the quality of its resources. Register now or visit stand 29 to take advantage of our free trial and subscription offers for GA members.
The Advisory Unit: Computers in Education
The Advisory Unit is an organisation for geography and ICT and supports GIS in schools with AEGIS 3, GIS software from KS3 to post-16. The AU provides GIS guidance and resources through publications and their website. Many schools book in-school training sessions to prepare AEGIS teaching and learning materials.
The Specialist Travel Consultancy
Since 2006 The STC has been inspiring teachers and students with high-quality, educational adventures and expeditions. We are independent, well-connected and passionate about how responsible tourism makes for better educational experiences. Visit our stand and discover why many of the UK's leading schools choose to arrange their geography trips with us.
Think Global, the Development Education Association, is an educational charity promoting global learning. Its Global Dimension website is an online guide to books, films, posters and web resources supporting global, intercultural and environmental understanding for all age groups and subjects. A wealth of ideas and support for global work.
Tiger Moon is a small education publishing company based in the East Midlands staffed by a team of dedicated professionals with over twenty 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 aware that all schools have limited budgets.
TREX Travel Experiences
Iceland is a living textbook. For 35 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 materials.
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!
University of Derby
Located on the edge of the Peak District, Derby is a great place to study geography. At undergraduate level we offer BSc (Hons) Geography and a range of joint honours courses including Geography, Third World Development, Environmental Hazards and International Relations & Global Development. We also offer a number of environment focussed postgraduate and professional qualifications.
University of Exeter Cornwall Campus
The University of Exeter Cornwall Campus, close to Falmouth, is designed to meet the needs of 21st century students and offers the very latest academic and research facilities. Our newest development, the Environment and Sustainability Institute, puts us at the forefront of research into solutions to problems of environmental change.
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.
Venture Uganda Travel
Venture Uganda is a small, independent tour operator providing a range of in-country services to the academic community including university field courses, private group study tours, research support and school visits. We also offer wildlife and cultural safaris, bird watching and adventure holidays.
Visions in Education
Visions in Education provides high quality educational travel for schools. Our worldwide Geography Discovery programme which includes tours such as Costa Rica Eco-Adventure, Alaska - The Last Frontier, Africa - Wild at Heart and The Worlds of Ecuador are designed to be affordable as well as stimulating and exciting for students.
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.
The WJEC is an academic organisation based in Cardiff offering qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers GCE examinations in geography, world development and geology. We have two specifications for GCSE geography. A range of free online resources are available to support teachers.
Official 2013 Conference Sponsors
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