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Exhibit at the 2016 Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 GA Annual Conference & Exhibition will now 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.

Following unexpected facility changes at the University of Derby, we have worked hard to secure a suitable alternative location and are confident that Manchester will once again prove to be a popular conference venue location.

Exhibiting at the GA Annual Conference gives you direct access to hundreds of delegates with an interest in geography including primary and secondary teachers, lecturers, advisors, inspectors, headteachers, NQTs and students.

Information about exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Conference will be available during October. Contact Lucy Oxley to register your interest now.

2015 Exhibitors

The following companies exhibited at the 2015 GA Annual Conference in Manchester.

Stand 38

ActionAid is a leading international charity. We support women and children in extreme poverty. We fight for their rights and for lasting change. 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.

Stands 49-50
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 49-50 and speak to our team about the new Geography draft specifications, CPD courses and support.

Birkbeck, University of London
Stand 27

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.

Stand 9

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, working with partners across the world to end poverty and injustice. Visit us on Stand 9 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 KS2 El Salvador Geography education pack.

Cambridge International Examinations
Stand 52

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 is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. Cambridge Pre-U is an exciting post-16 qualification which is now taught in over 160 UK independent and state schools.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Stand 1

CAT offers thought provoking day /residential school and university visits, at our 7 acre visitor centre (or outreach). Sustainability based activities include energy efficiency , renewables, food, land use, building design and “Zero carbon Britain”. Latest resources include “Energy Trumps” with referenced “factfiles” on thirty energy sources and ways of managing energy.

CND Peace Education
Stand 15

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 Learning
Stands 28-29
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 Key Stage 3 Geography series and Atlases.

Cranedale Centre
Stands 32-33

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
Stand 10

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.

Geosciences, University of Derby
Stand 35

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.

Discover Geography
Stand 13
A new free resources website created for geography teachers by Discover the World Education and the Geographical Association. Includes multi-award winning 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

Discover Ltd
Stand 34

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
Stands 17 & 30

Discover the World Education offer educational, fun and inspiring curriculum-related geography trips to Iceland, Italy, Azores, Morocco, Norway, Costa Rica, China, Antarctica, New Zealand and beyond. Visit our stand to find out about our multi-award winning trips and teaching resources.

Earth Science Teachers’ Association
Stand 22

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
Stand 25

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 Foundation
Stand 21
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
Stand 18

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.

Geographical Association
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.

Galina International Study Tours Ltd
Stand 61

Galina specialises in curriculum–relevant educational tours for schools across a range of curriculum areas. Destinations for geography include Paris, Amsterdam, Netherlands Coastal Flood Defences, North Wales & Snowdonia, the Lake District, London, & Liverpool. We have specialist geography guides who are ex-teachers & examiners. STF Assured Member & ABTA Member No. Y4466.

GeoIndia Ltd
Stand 51

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.

Stands 62-63

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 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.

Global Learning Programme (GLP)
Stand 11

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is currently being used by over 2000 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.

Harrow House
Stand 44

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.

Hodder Education/Philip Allan Updates
Stands 5 & 8

Hodder Education is a leading UK geography publisher producing innovative books and magazines, fantastic online resources and focused examination revision material. Our wide range of print publications extensively covers UK and international secondary curriculum, while our digital content and lesson builder tools make planning and delivering outstanding lessons easier.

Holocaust Educational Trust
Stand 4

The Holocaust Educational Trust works with schools, colleges and communities across the UK to educate about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance. The Trust plays a central role in combating antisemitism, racism and prejudice in our society today, providing teacher training, an outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource material.

Stand 12

Icespiration is brought to you by orangekagoole, a new start up company bringing you a new type of school visit to Iceland. Ready to launch in September 2015 for trips in 2016, we are a small dynamic company offering pedagogical school trips with a strong, sustainable ethos that uses established links with local suppliers and specialists in Iceland. Please email for further information.

Indus Experiences
Stand 26

Established in 1995 as a specialist tour operator, Indus has continued to bolster its portfolio of travel destinations. We have a passion for the planet and we believe field work is an essential part of understanding the science of the earth. We are delighted to be offering a variety of exciting field excursions in 2015 to destinations like India Nepal and Bhutan with experienced trip leaders offering an unrivalled trip into earth science exploration.


International Baccalaureate
Stand 31
Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Inspire Worldwide
Stand 24
Inspire Worldwide sets up link partnerships between UK schools and local communities in Africa/Asia, giving students the opportunity to take part in hands-on community development projects working alongside local communities. Inspire also runs a training and consultancy service to support schools who want to run their own educational visits.

Izzy Tours
Stand 40

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
Stands 43

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.

New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Stand 39

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.

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations)
Stand 53-54

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.

Ordnance Survey
Stands 36-37

Visit our stand to learn about the latest enhancements to Digimap for Schools web map service (GA Gold Award winner). See also our recently re-launched MapZone website for students. Are you thinking about using GIS in the classroom? If so we have some easy ideas to get you started.

Oxford University Press
Stands 57-59

Visit the Oxford stand to see the new editions of geog.123 and Nelson Key Geography, plus our range of GCSE and A Level resources, including Essential Mapwork Skills and student-friendly atlases. We’ll be demonstrating next generation Kerboodle and iBooks textbooks, too, so come along, have a go, and ask questions.

NST Travel Group Ltd
Stands 2-3

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.

Stands 55-56
Pearson is delighted to be a sponsor of the GA Conference 2015. Our new GCSE and A level qualifications, for first teaching in September 2016, are currently in development and we're looking forward to sharing details with you soon. We'll support you throughout curriculum change with free materials and launch events. We'll also have CPD, textbooks and digital resources.

Pumpkin Interactive
Stand 16
With over 20 years experience, Pumpkin are experts in producing specification-matched video content for KS 3-5. With amazing footage shot around the world, by our team of geographers and ex BBC film makers, our DVDs provide students with inspirational case studies across a range of geographical themes and issues.

Rayburn Tours
Stand 20

Visit our stand where our team will be on hand to share their knowledge of facilitating high quality, bespoke geography trips across the globe, all designed in line with your National Curriculum. This year we are celebrating 50 years of organising educational trips for schools and to mark this we are proud to be presenting at your 2015 Conference: LOtC; Shaping the future of young geographers.

Rising Stars
Stand 64

Rising Stars is an educational publishers that has been developing an award-winning range of books, teaching resources and software for over 10 years. All of our products are created and developed alongside teachers and learners, meaning that every resource we create is guaranteed to make a difference to children’s learning. We are excited to be showcasing our latest series Voyagers, designed to reinvigorate history and geography with exciting New Curriculum projects culminating in creative activities. Pop along to our stand to collect your free sample!

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Stands 41 & 46

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.

Royal Meteorological Society
Stands 45

The Royal Meteorological Society supports weather and climate teaching in UK schools through its website, MetLink. You can find teaching resources, experiments and demonstrations, free instrument loans, meteorology ambassadors and a comprehensive list of links to relevant and accurate resources elsewhere on the web.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Stand 65

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK - CILT(UK) - is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers. The Institute supports individuals in their CPD by offering a range of qualifications, training, workshops and events. In addition, one-to-one support is available via the online careers service or the CILT's mentoring scheme.

Tiger Moon
Stands 6-7

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
Stand 14

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.

TTS Group
Stand 60

TTS has a huge range of exciting products, ideal for primary. Take learning outdoors with our playground signs, explore the UK and the world with our Bee-Bot maps and reinforce mapping skills with our desktop range. We love hearing your thoughts and feedback, and look forward to seeing you soon!

University of Nottingham
Stands 47-48
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.

WJEC Eduqas
Stand 42

Eduqas is the new brand from WJEC, offering Ofqual reformed Geography qualifications to schools and colleges in England from 2016. We are passionate about Geography and World Development and continue to provide every teacher with tailored training and direct access to our specialist subject officers.

Worldstrides International Discovery
Stand 19

The UK’s Leading provider of tailor made premium long haul educational tours. In the past 12 months we have taken over 300,000 students to 100 countries around the globe. Our mission is to enrich students’ lives through experiential travel and we achieve this through highly customised programs tailored to the exact needs of your group.

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