Keep an eye on this page for information about the different ways you can get involved with the GA in a voluntary or paid capacity.
Nominations are currently being invited for the following Governing Body posts. If there is more than one nomination for any post, a ballot will be held. The successful candidates will be automatically nominated for appointment to the Governing Body, with terms of office to run from 1 September 2014.
Junior Vice President, 2014–15 (one post) - to be Senior Vice President 2015–16, President 2016–17, Past President 2017– 18.
Honorary Treasurer and Named Trustee, 2014-2017 (one post) - the present post holder, Peter Fox, is eligible to stand for re-nomination for a further three year term.
Named Trustee, 2014-2020 (one post). The present post holder, Jeremy Krause, has decided not to stand for re-nomination:
“I will stay involved with the GA on specific projects, but now it is your time to offer your expertise.
“If you care about Geography, ‘our subject’, and the GA, ‘our organisation’ that leads on Geographical Education in our country, then please stand for election!” Jeremy Krause
Elected Member, 2014-2017 (two posts) - the present post holders, Judith Mansell and Stephen Scoffham, are both eligible to stand for re-nomination for a further three year term.
The closing date for nominations is 14 December 2013.
In addition to the above, the initial three year term of one of the GA’s three Co-opted Trustees, Camilla Erskine, comes to an end on 31 August 2014. The current post holder is eligible for re-appointment by the Governing Body for a further three year term.
In collaboration with the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, the GA offers an annual internship of one month to enable a student from the university to gain experience of working in a voluntary organisation dedicated to the promotion of geographical education. The internship is designed to appeal to students with an interest in geography and education, in educational publishing (via website and journals) and/or in gaining work experience in a small business environment.
The internship comprises a coherent portfolio of work experience at the GA that will provide the student with skills and experience in the communication of geographical issues and the promotion of geography as a subject. The detail of the portfolio will be agreed each year jointly by the GA and the Department of Geography in conjunction with the internee prior to the start of each internship period. We aim to provide the successful applicant with experience in most or all of the following:
- working for a professional organisation
- scientific/geographical writing and publishing
- supporting and furthering the learning and teaching of geography in schools
- developing novel strategies to promote geography as a subject through bridging the learning and teaching of geography in schools with that in higher education.
Contact John Lyon for more information about the GA's internship scheme.
We regret that no further GA internships are available this year.
Are you a key stage 1 or 2 teacher, have a keen interest in Global South issues and wish to contribute to the work of the Geographical Association? If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you to combine your expertise and interests.
The GA International Special Interest Group (ISIG) is looking for a GA member to join its flourishing group. We meet in London three times a year and also contribute to the GA Annual Conference. We look after the GA's International Initiatives Fund that enables geographers from the Global South to attend Conference and visit UK schools and we organise a major Study Tour overseas each year.
The GA Guildford Branch is looking for current teachers from schools in the Guildford area to get involved in running the Branch and help ensure that the programme meets the needs of Year 11 and Post 16 students and their teachers. Come along to a meeting and speak with one of the Branch organisers, or contact Programme Secretary Richard Seymour for more information.
We are always keen to hear from new authors and welcome articles for our three journals or even proposals for new publications. Download brief information about writing for Primary Geography, Teaching Geography and Geography or visit the Writing for the GA page for more detailed information about becoming a GA author.
We are always grateful when enthusiastic members help to spread the word about the Geographical Association. If you are able to help by distributing leaflets, perhaps at a meeting or event, contact Julie Beattie who will be happy to send you a pack of promotional materials.
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