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GAP Hosts Geography Ambassador Scheme

12/05/2016


On Wednesday 4th May, the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology (GAP), hosted a visit from Simon Faulkner of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS).

Simon, RGS coordinator of the Geography Ambassador Scheme, visited QUB to promote the ambassador scheme and to train a group of 23 Geography undergraduates to act as ambassadors for geography.

The scheme is designed to enable students to harness their passion for the subject and to inspire pupils to continue studying geography at GSCE, AS/A Level and university. The training session, which was a lively and interactive affair, ensures that ambassadors are confident to undertake their new role, in a range of settings.

Simon commented:
“It was a pleasure to come back to Queen’s and run another Geography Ambassador training session. The new Ambassadors are a great addition to the scheme and I have no doubt they’ll inspire the next generation of geographers in Northern Ireland”.

Rebecca McAdam, president of the Geography Society, played a key role in bringing the programme to Queen’s said:
"We were delighted here at QUB to have Simon back for the second time delivering this fantastic RGS Geography Ambassador training session. Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed the event and gained so many new skills by taking part."

If you would like to know more about the scheme please follow the link below:

http://news.rgs.org/post/100162761133/becoming-a-geography-ambassador

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