Fancy winning £100? Enter the Geographical Association’s post 16 competition

From the website:

The GA’s Post 16 and HE Phase Committee is running a competition for post 16 students on the theme ‘Making Geographical Connections’. The objective is to create an imaginative resource which explores connections we have with other people and places, or how these connections may change in the future.

There is a prize of £100 for the winning entry which will be published on the GA website.

You can present your work in whatever media and formats you wish, for example in writing, a poster, or podcast. Just amaze the judges! Entries can be submitted on behalf of individual or groups of two to three students and should be your own work

The deadline is Monday 7 March 2016 with judging by a small panel from the Post 16 Committee and the prize will be awarded at the Geographical Association Annual Conference in Manchester, April 2016.

More information here

New Year Geography links for the week ending 3rd January 2016

Happy New Year! Kicking off 2016 with a brief snapshot of some of the stories that cropped up in the holiday period.

1. No one can have missed the flooding that occurred across the UK over the Christmas period. This is a very useful collection of many of the key events and issues surrounding the flooding.


2. Greenland’s glaciers are losing a lot of ice, and its only going to get worse…

3. MP’s have given the go ahead for fracking under National Parks.

4. Antarctica from space