Annual General Meeting and Invitation for the Election of Committee Roles

The AGM of the Geographies of Children, Youth & Families Research Group (GCYFRG) of the RGS-IBG will be at the Annual Conference in Cardiff on Thursday 30th August at 13.10-14.25.  All are welcome!  Please do get in touch if you would like to attend our AGM but are not a registered conference delegate, as some guest passes can be issued for those wishing to attend.

Ahead of our AGM, we now have an open invitation for the election of two named committee roles – Chair and Education Officer – as the current post holders complete their terms.  These positions are both three-year appointments in the first instance, with the possibility of standing for a further three years at the end of that term.  Short role descriptions are below to advise potential candidates, but both current post holders (Sarah Mills – Chair S.Mills@lboro.ac.uk ; John McKendrick – Education Officer J.McKendrick@gcu.ac.uk) are happy to receive questions or informally discuss the roles. Please note, for the position of Chair, nominees must be Fellows of the RGS-IBG and further details are available on the website re: membership.

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Out now: our first PGR GCYFRG newsletter!

The newsletter features an interview with our chair Dr Sarah Mills, workshop and recent events reports and some hints and tips for those of us who struggle sometimes with writing. You can download the newsletter here: Newsletter Issue 1/2018

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Report on Successful Teaching GCYFRG Workshop on 10th January 2018: Educating under- and post-graduate geographers for/about/using the geographies of children and youth

Thinking, connecting, and reflecting

Bring a group of Geographers and Educationalists together to talk about pedagogy on a chilly Wednesday morning in early January, and one might not expect rousing enthusiasm. And yet, the energies and ideas that coalesced at this teaching workshop on 10th January surpassed possibly even organiser John McKendrick’s expectations! This RGS-IBG sponsored workshop welcomed academic (teaching) staff, early career researchers and postgraduates – both within the field and beyond – to a day-long event encompassing various presentations, discussions, Q&A; and, happily, a field trip. Continue reading

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CfP for Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) sponsored sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2018

The Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference will take place from Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018 in Cardiff.

Conference Theme: ‘Geographical landscapes / changing landscapes of geography ’. For more information please visit Annual International Conference.

The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce the following call for papers of the research group’s sponsored sessions: Continue reading

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2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG): Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) – Call for session proposals

The Committee of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce a call for sessions to be sponsored by the GCYFRG at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The research group aims to raise the profile, perceived value and understanding of geographies of children, youth and families within academic geography and beyond. Continue reading

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