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GSL Higher Education Network Annual Meeting 2015: Sharing Educational Practice in the Geosciences

21 - 22 January 2015
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Event type:
Conference, AGM
Organised by:
1. Geological Society Events, Higher Education Network
Plymouth University
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  • Brett Gilley, University of British Columbia (Vancouver);
  • Roddy Muir, Midland Valley Exploration

Plymouth University will be hosting the next HEN Annual Meeting, which has a general theme of Sharing Educational Practice in the Geosciences. This meeting aims to provide a forum for lively, informed debate between teachers, students, practitioners, employers and other stakeholders on higher education practice in the GEES disciplines. We welcome contributions on any aspect of GEES higher education, including:

  • discussions and demonstrations of new technologies
  • fresh approaches to teaching and learning
  • evaluations and examinations of existing pedagogy
  • insights from teaching experiences
  • reports on, and feedback from, ongoing projects
  • innovative solutions for teaching in a shifting educational climate

Our schedule will also be graced by the HEN AGM, to which all delegates are cordially invited.


  • A full programme is now available to download


The conference will be followed by a one-day workshop on the broad theme of “E-games and virtual worlds: golden egg or wild GEES chase?” facilitated by Dr Jamie Pringle (Keele University). This interactive event will explore the potential for these emerging technologies in geoscience education through a combination of discussion, show-and-tell, and demonstrations, and form the basis for a Special Issue of Geology Today.


You can register for these events, and book accommodation, via the Plymouth University website. Registration is now open, and fees are £30 per day, £10 for students.

For more details, visit the HEN coop, or contact Dr Alison Stokes (01752 584889). There is some support available for students to attend this event: please enquire by email to