Geography Conference at Cirencester College inspires year one students

Our year one Geographers recently experienced an exciting Geography Conference held at the College.

The day consisted of a range of talks from local universities and potential employers and was a great opportunity for students to explore different aspects of Geography.
Talks included:

· Current research in Geography – University of Gloucestershire
· Ecology – Royal Agricultural University
· Development issues in Africa – University of Worcester
· Plastic pollution in the oceans – The Marine Conservation Society

Plus Cirencester College Alumni student Tom Edwards spoke about Phase Worldwide, his charity that he set up to improve the health, education and livelihoods of the people of Nepal.

A highlight of the day for students was seeing a hornbill turtle exhibit, brought in by the Marine Conservation Society.
The conference provided an opportunity for the year one geographers to further their classroom studies.

Students said of the event:
“I was really inspired by the Phase Worldwide talk and I feel like from this I may have potentially have found a path to pursue or research into”.
“All speakers were interesting and passionate and they represented the beautiful subject of Geography really well.”
“I would love to be part of marine conservation.”

To find out about our Geography courses, click here or visit our Open Evening on Thursday 6th February, 5-8pm.