The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum represents postgraduates in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).

It fosters communications among postgraduates, provides information about events, activities and funding and offers support and opportunities for postgraduates to further develop their professional skills and credentials.

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016

CNz3-W1WIAAseuJThe 2016 Annual International Conference will be held at the Royal Geographical Society in London, from Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September 2016 and will be Chaired by
Professor Peter Jackson (Sheffield University). For more information about the Annual International Conference please visit our RGS-IBG Annual International Conference page or the RGS-IBG Website.

As usual the Postgraduate Forum will be sponsoring a number of sessions at the conference, the Call for Papers has now been released for our sessions and these can be viewed here.

The Postgraduate Forum Annual Conference Training Symposium (PGF-ACTS) will be held on Tuesday 30th August, details of which are currently being finalised. More information on PGF-ACTS can be found here.

PGF Midterm Conference 2016 

Our 2016 Midterm CA788x7W8AIzfFgConference is being held at the Geography Department of Newcastle University over the 17th and 18th of March 2016. The event is a great opportunity for PhD students to present their research and to discuss ideas with their fellow postgraduates in a friendly and relaxed environment. This conference is also a social event and provides an excellent opportunity to network with postgraduate geographers from all corners of the discipline.

The Call for Papers has now ended, but you are still able to attend the conference. To register please click here.

For more information see the conference website.

PhD Life: The Blog

Just launched, we have a new twice monthly blog looking at the high and lows of PhD life, the blog intends on being a truthful look at the real lives of geography PhD students. From successes to failures, the blog will cover it all. If you would like to contribute please get in touch with Greg Thomas ( Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest updates.


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