RGS Geography Teacher Training Scholarships

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Good morning student members,

Please see information below sent by the Royal Geographical Society about teacher training scholarships for postgraduates.

Last year geography was identified as one of the subjects for which there is a shortage of teacher trainees. Last week, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that it will be supporting the Society to run a Geography Teacher Training Scholarship programme for geographers starting their teacher training in September 2017. This is particularly welcome given recent increases in the number of pupils studying GCSE and A Level geography.

These scholarships will provide trainees with significant financial and professional support, including £27,500 tax-free funding, additional continuing professional development opportunities, a residential fieldwork course, teaching and learning materials, Postgraduate Fellowship of the Society, networking events and other support to complement their training programme.

There will be 80 scholarships available, with applications opening in November 2016. These are open to all eligible candidates regardless of career stage – whether a third year undergraduate, a postgraduate student, or a recent or long time graduate.

• a strong commitment to the educational value that studying geography can bring to young people and be able to demonstrate your interest in this alongside any relevant experience
• an excellent proven (or predicted) academic record in geography, holding either a first or 2:1 Hons degree, or a Masters or PhD
• secured a training place on either an eligible non-salaried school or university-led geography course in England for the 2017/18 academic year
• met the bursary eligibility criteria – visit Get Into Teaching for more information

Further details can be found at www.rgs.org/scholarships. For more information and to register for updates, please contact scholarships@rgs.org.

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