Monday, 17 October 2016

Year 9 Event at Leeds University

Looks like an interesting opportunity for teachers in the Leeds area.

Free event for Year 9 pupils at the University of Leeds
Discovering Geography
Thursday 15th December 2016
Wednesday 18th January 2017

Discovering Geography is a free event for year 9 students who are thinking about Geography as a GCSE choice. In the morning, they will take part in two interactive workshops, one human topic and one physical topic, which demonstrate two exciting aspects of contemporary geography. In the afternoon, our undergraduate students will take them on a campus tour and answer their questions about university.

To book places, email Pre Carbo (p.carbo@leeds.ac.uk) for an application form.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. 
Refreshments will be provided in the break, but not at lunch time, so pupils must bring a packed lunch.

Programme
9:30 – 9:45
Arrival and welcome
10:00
Workshop 1: Physical/Human Geography
11:00
Break
11:15
Workshop 2: Human/Physical Geography
12:15
Lunch (pupils bring packed lunches)
12:45
Campus tour with undergraduate ambassadors
13:30
Q and A with undergraduate ambassadors
14:00
Feedback forms
14:15
End

Workshops
Are foreign businesses a curse or blessing in Africa? (Simon Manda)
Foreign investment can create opportunities for people in developing countries, but this is not always the case in many parts of Africa. This interactive session explores how large-scale businesses in agriculture are ‘grabbing’ lands away from small-scale farmers in Africa, compromising the farmers’ way of life.

Exploring Earthquakes with GIS (Rachel Oldroyd)
This computer-based practical session will introduce students to the ever-growing world of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This activity has been designed to integrate GIS technology with a popular geography topic.  In this session students will have the opportunity to use free, web-based GIS software to explore and map real-time earthquake events.

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