Get Involved with Wider (Geography) Networks

PGF Opportunities

Join us, follow our updates on Twitter, have your say! What should the PGF do for you?

Contribute to our Forum. We are currently looking for people to submit short blogs (up to 1000 words) on Life as a PhD or Masters Student. We also need people to share their knowledge and compile tips for postgraduate researchers at all stages of study (including those who may still be considering if a postgraduate life is for them.

Look here for some examples. Please email Maddy Thompson (m.c.thompson@ncl.ac.uk) if interested.

Geography Directions

Are you interested in blogging about geographical issues for a wide-ranging audience? We’re looking to recruit a new cohort of post-graduate ‘News Editors’ to contribute to Geography Directions, a Society and Wiley blog that features regular posts from a team of News Editors and authors of papers published in one of the Society’s journals (and/or Geography Compass). The main aim of Geography Directions is to help demonstrate the wider relevance of geographical research by making connections between published research and contemporary news stories. The blog has over 9,200 Twitter followers, and the site regular receives more than 200 unique visits a day.

Academia.edu and ResearchGate

Both sites are largely similar in that they offer you the option to set up an academic profile, link with institutions, display your qualifications and other contact details, and outline skills and areas of expertise. Both also offer the option to upload (draft) papers, comment on others’ work, and message other members. Ideally, it is best to get both to ensure you are connecting with a wide network.