University of Birmingham GCSE Event

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Year 8 Explore Geography Day, 6 July 2017
We would like to invite you to the University of Birmingham’s forthcoming Explore Geography Day: GCSE and beyond, to be held on Thursday 6 July 2017, run by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
The event aims to excite students about Geography and other related subjects taught in the School (Geology, Environmental Sciences and Urban and Regional Planning) to help Year 8 students in their preparation for their GSCE choices.

The Welcome session will address ‘Why study Geography?’ from the perspective of current AS students, undergraduate students and researching staff. The interactive workshop sessions have been designed to give students an insight into the range of subjects which are on offer in the School. Throughout the day pupils will meet current students and also have the opportunity to tour the campus, to get a feel for what it’s like to be a university student.
This will be followed by various workshops, including an interactive session in our newly £2.5 million redeveloped Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Students will experience an interactive workshop on the adaptations of dinosaurs, and a hands on session exploring volcanoes and their products.

The event is free of charge and registration is now open for bookings, with a maximum booking size of 10 students per school. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Pupils will be expected to bring their own lunch, although light refreshments will be provided. Alternatively, there is a café opposite the Geography Building where food can be purchased.

How to Register

To register for the day, please visit our event Booking Form at If you have any queries regarding the event please contact Alexandra Dublin, Tel: 0121 414 4691 or email

This day has been designed to excite students about studying Geography at GCSE and beyond - we welcome students who are undecided on their GCSE choices in the hope that we can help them make an informed decision.