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.

Postgraduate Forum Chairperson 2016/2017 Elections

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Postgraduate Forum at the Midterm Conference in Newcastle University, the following members have been nominated for the position of Chairperson of the Postgraduate Forum.

  1. Phil Emmerson, University of Birmingham.
  2. Maddy Thompson, Newcastle University.

Full candidate biographies and manifestos can be seen here, voting is now open and can be done here.

The online vote is now open and will close at 5pm Monday 18th April 2016. Results will be declared on Tuesday 19th April 2016.

To vote for your chosen candidate please click here.

All Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Postgraduate Fellows, and members of the Postgraduate Forum are eligible to vote.

The Chairperson of the Postgraduate Forum connects the geography postgraduate community to the RGS-IBG, giving postgraduates a voice at the highest levels within the Society.


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 are sponsoring a number of sessions at the conference, the Call for Papers has now closed, but details of 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.


Top Ten Tips

We have begun to compile our top ten tips for surviving postgraduate life. 

Would you like to share your top ten tips? If you would like to write a post please get in touch with Greg Thomas (ggt9@aber.ac.uk).


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 (ggt9@aber.ac.uk). Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest updates.


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