Annual Conference Exhibition
The 2016 GA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at University Place, the University of Manchester's newest conference facility. The Conference takes place from Thursday 7-Saturtday 9 April with pre-Conference events and exhibition set up taking place on 7 April.
The venue boasts a modern exhibition space, well-equipped seminar rooms and the largest dedicated lecture theatre in the region - all under one roof. University Place is close to Oxford Road and Piccadilly railway stations in central Manchester making it easy to access by road, rail or air.
The following companies will be exhibiting at the 2016 GA Annual Conference.
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 which have been set up by, and are run by, local people.
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 26-27 and speak to our team about the new Geography draft specifications, CPD courses and support.
British Society for Geomorphology
The British Society for Geomorphology (BSG) aims to bring together a community of researchers and educators who are interested in the field of geomorphology, the discipline which explores the processes and landforms on the Earth’s surface. The society has resources which can be used in the classroom to support the teaching of geomorphology.
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, working with partners across the world to end poverty and injustice. Visit us on Stand 61 to find out about our global education work, and our free resources to inspire your pupils to take action for global justice.
Cambridge International Examinations
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.
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press unlocks people’s potential with the best learning and research solutions. The Education Group delivers educational resources and professional services for teachers and students that are used in 160 countries worldwide. All materials developed in our five publishing centres in Africa, Australia, India the UK and international business are designed to inspire, transform and enable teaching and learning.
Centre for Alternative Technology
CAT offers thought provoking day/residential school and university visits, via our 7 acre 'sustainable living' visitor centre (outreach also possible). Geography based activities include energy efficiency, renewables, food, land use, buildings and 'Zero carbon Britain'. Free resources for pupils include 'Energy Trumps', 'The Greenhouse' and Global learning CPD for teachers.
CND Peace Education
We empower young people with knowledge about peace and nuclear weapons. You can facilitate thought-provoking activities using our free resources or invite a free school speaker to deliver an interactive assembly talk or workshop. We support independent thinking and encourage young people to form their own opinions.
Collins is a leading provider of educational resources for both Primary and Secondary age children and is also home to key revision brand Letts. Come and visit us to find out more about our new resources including Collins GCSE Fieldwork series, Connected Geography series and Atlases.
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.
Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
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.
Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield
The Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield is the leading department for Landscape Architecture in the UK. One of our most sought after courses is a BSc in Landscape Architecture with Ecology. The vast majority of our students continue their post graduate education with us and finish their Master in Landscape Architecture. With 93% finding graduate employment the moment they finish their degree.
A free resources website created for geography teachers by Discover the World Education and the Geographical Association. Includes multi award winning teaching resources and study aids as well as news feeds, competitions and opportunities to submit your own resources in return for payment, plus 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 Ltd Moroccan Tent
University Place Square
Come and join us at our Moroccan tent for a chat and glass of wine and discover more about our tours to Morocco. Discover Ltd, have been operating educational tours in Morocco since 1978. (Friday 8 April only)
Discover the World Education
Discover the World Education offer 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
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.
Esri UK Ltd
Come and see us to try the very latest GIS technology (ArcGIS Online) for your classroom. Try ArcGIS Online for yourself to see how quick and easy it is to get started. We have software, apps, maps, data and lesson ideas for you to use straight away.
Fairtrade is about decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers in poorer countries. Fairtrade means examining where food comes from, understanding our global interdependence, and how our world works. Become a Fairtrade School - join other schools developing global citizens through issues of fairness and social justice.
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. Fieldwork courses have been developed for those studying A level and GSCE geography for the 2016 specifications. Visit our stand for more information.
The GA Stand (located in the first floor foyer)
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.
Galina International Study Tours Ltd
Since 1989, Galina International has been specialising in educational trips & study tours for schools across a range of curriculum areas. Our Geography tours relate directly to the curriculum & our guides are ex-geography teachers. Destinations include London, Snowdonia, the Lake District, Dorset, Liverpool, Paris & Amsterdam. ABTA Member No. Y4466.
Geosciences, University of Derby
Geoscience at the University of Derby offer a range of single and joint honours degree programmes in Geography, Geology, Environmental Hazards & Third World Development. Our Geography & Geology programmes are also professional body accredited. To find out more come to our stand or view our web page.
Halsbury Travel is a family-run tour operator specialising in tailor-made educational trips for schools and we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year! Our geography destinations include Iceland, Italy and the USA’s West Coast. Visit our stand to find out more about our curriculum-based geography tours and our exciting anniversary competition!
Hodder Education is a leading UK Geography publisher for secondary schools, providing textbooks, innovative digital resources, revision materials, magazines and CPD training produced by a team of subject specialists. In 2016 we are working with every exam board to produce print and digital resources for the new GCSE and A-level specifications.
Icespiration engage your geography pupils in ‘whole-child' learning...... glaciation-knitting-pahoehoe lavas-beatboxing-geysirs-icelandic cooking jokulhaups-icelandic language-waterfalls-school exchange-pseudo craters ipad sketching-state of the art museums-volcanoes-rapping-geocachingfisheries-farming-tectonics-funky folk, farmers & fishermen-literacy-teambuilding Heimaey-Hekla-Reykjavik-Reynisverfi-Eyja-Hveragaerdi-Selfossi-Vik-Klaustur. Be ice inspired - come visit us at Stand 11.
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!
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.
Lochranza Centre CIC
Lochranza Centre CIC on the Isle of Arran is an independent Field Studies & Activities Centre. We provide taught courses in geography, geology & 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.
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.
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 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 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 GB and free resources linked to mapping in the curriculum. Are you looking for ideas in how to use GIS in the classroom? If so come and visit our stand and see how we can help get you started.
Discover Oxfam's new resource created with the support of the GA. More or Less Equal? Geography explores how inequality and poverty affect the lives of young people in different parts of the world, including the UK. Plus other ideas, resources and support to bring your geography lessons to life.
Oxford University Press
Oxford are publishing brand new GCSE and A Level resources to support you with the new 2016 specifications. Visit our stand to find out what’s available, take a look at Kerboodle, and see the rest of our range, which includes geog.123, Nelson Key Geography, GeoActive and Geofile, and student-friendly atlases.
Pearson is delighted to sponsor the GA Conference 2016. We’re the UK’s largest awarding organisation 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.
Group travel specialists since 1965, Rayburn Tours offer inspiring geography tours worldwide. Each tailor-made tour is created to complement the National Curriculum, 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 today.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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.
Skern Lodge offers a wide range of field studies courses, outdoor activities, and training for all ages and abilities at our residential centre located on the North Devon coast. Geography GCSE and A-Level students visit fieldwork locations within the UNESCO Biosphere reserve such as Hartland Point, Braunton Burrows, and Exmoor.
The Swanage Centre
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.
The School Travel Consultancy
Are you seeking imaginative geography trips to a delectable smorgasbord of destinations? You are? Then to mis-quote Lionel Ritchie: 'Hello… it is us you’re looking for!' From India to Peru, via Ghana and Costa Rica, we arrange educational adventures to get your geographical dowsing stick twerking like you’ve never seen it twerk before.
At Thornbridge Outdoors we pride ourselves in supporting brilliant teacher-led residentials that make the most of our spectacular Peak District location. Lead your own activities or utilise our excellent instructors. We have self contained, flexible indoor accommodation for groups of 15-69 and camping/teepee facilities. Come and discuss the exciting options.
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 aware that all schools have limited budgets.
TREX Travel Experiences
Iceland is a living textbook. For 37 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.
TTS have been talking to educators and inventing new reasons for children to love learning for over 30 years. Supplying the widest range of primary Geography resources available, from maps designed specifically for schools, to our fantastic lesson openers range written by experts, teachers can always find what they need to deliver an inspiring lesson.
UCL Institute of Education
The MA Geography Education, IOE UCL - enhancing student's understanding of literature and concepts of geography education, while advancing their professional skills and knowledge of successful subject leadership. 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
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.
Urban Geography East London
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.
Eduqas is the new brand from WJEC, offering Ofqual reformed Geography qualifications at GCSE, AS and A level to schools and colleges in England from 2016. We are passionate about Geography and will support you through the reforms with direct access to our specialist subject officers, tailored teacher training and resources.
WorldStrides is one of the world’s leading and largest providers of educational travel with nearly 50 years of experience in organising outstanding tours. To date over 6 million students have travelled with us! If you’re looking to take your students on a trip they’ll never forget, look no further than WorldStrides.
WST Travel Ltd
At WST, we combine award winning customer service and true subject specialists with intimate first-hand knowledge of our destinations. We have been working with teachers to understand and deliver students’ needs for 35 years. Our expert team craft itineraries resulting in exceptional trips which enhance classroom studies and group bonds.
Youth Hostel Association
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.
The Zimbabwe Association (ZA) is an independent, charitable membership organization with expertise on Zimbabwe. ZA works with asylum seekers in the United Kingdom to ensure access to fair legal representation and accurate information throughout the asylum process. Aims include utilising and developing members’ skills and helping them access educational opportunities.
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