The Geological Society offers grades of membership for every stage of your career, from student to retirement. Find out about the benefits of membership, and how we can help you achieve and maintain Chartered status.
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Discover and access geoscience information resources via one of the world’s premier Earth science libraries. Search our collection of printed books, maps and journals, e-journals, internet resources, bibliographic databases and archives.
Search the events calendar for forthcoming conferences and events, and view past meeting resources. Enquire about room hire and conference facilities at Burlington House.
Information and resources for teachers and students from
primary education onwards; for those making careers choices
after A-levels including undergraduate and further degrees
at university; and for those seeking professional
geosciences training or exploring lifelong learning
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interact with society. Find updates about policy related meetings, consultation responses, position statements and
Geoscientist is the Fellowship magazine of the Geological Society: with news about science, people, the Society, features, reviews, opinion, letters and forthcoming events. All this, and more, can be found sooner here, in our online version.
Information on our Specialist and Regional groups, Joint Associations and Networks. Keep up to date with activities, news and events and find out how Fellows can get involved.
The Geological Society of London is the UK national society for geoscience, providing support to over 10,000 members in the UK and overseas. Founded in 1807, we are the oldest geological society in the world.
The Science Council's careers website for young people, parents and teachers
The following pages give details of the careers to date of a variety of geoscientists. The section will be expanded as new contributions are received, with a view to more fully reflecting the spectrum of jobs that are available. We are very grateful to the individuals who have taken the time to send in details of their careers so far.
Read career descriptions from the current group of professional geoscientists (listed by job title, with sector of employment in brackets).
Geotechnical staff who do not have degrees are employed by regulatory organisations, oil and gas companies, engineering and water companies, and academic and research institutes.
Technical jobs include well-logging activities; obtaining and processing geophysical data; preparing geological maps and sections; groundwater monitoring; laboratory testing of water , soil and rock samples; and teaching support. Entry requirements vary but leaving school with one A level and approx 5 C-grade or above GSCE subjects will allow you to gain access to further training such as Higher National Diplomas, which are required for some geotechnical posts.
Our careers leaflet / poster sets out the different fields in which geoscientists work, and the initial choices for students who wish to enter the profession.
18 & 25 November 2015.
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