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The Glossop Award: Guidance Notes for Candidates

The Annual Glossop Award

What is it?

Following a review we have restructured the entry criteria for the Glossop Award, this is a prestigious award made annually to an outstanding young engineering geology or geo-environmentalist. We recognised that some of our bright leading lights in the early career ground engineering profession do not always have to hand a case study that could be submitted as presented as per the previous entry requirements but they are challenging the way we work and demonstrating thought leadership as to where the profession should be headed – and we want to hear from them!

We are asking for applicants to provide a short (250-word) synopsis on an annually changing topic.

This year’s topic is “What role will technology play in the future of Engineering Geology?”

It may be they are embracing technology already, but what are the next steps? How will our professional look in 5yrs or 10yrs time? It could be they have yet to use technology in their line of work but have some great ideas as to what we could be doing.

We are also asking applicants to include a short (250-word) review on their career to date as well as a short (250-word) summary on what they would like to achieve on behalf of the industry through having an role on the Engineering Group of the Geological Society.

This is an optional role which would need your company support but would be great to get some early career perspectives on the committee to contribute in understanding and commenting on industry matters, shaping our meetings programme including fieldtrip & annual conference, training & CPD as well as potential involvement in our working groups.

The winner will receive up to £500 for a Geological Society Special Publication of their choice or attendance at a training course or field meeting supported or run by the Engineering Group. The winner will also be offered the option of joining the Engineering Group of Geological Society Committee for one year as outlined above.

View a list of previous winners.

The 19th Glossop Medal Lecture by Kevin Privett

The successful candidate will present their work at the Glossop Lecture to be held at the premises of the Royal Institution, London on 14 November 2018, before the Glossop Medal Lecture by Kevin Privett (Visiting Research Fellow, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth).

Presentations of last year's Glossop Award and Medal Lecture are now available to watch on the Engineering Group Youtube Channel. Visit to watch and Subscribe for future videos.

For more information on the Glossop Lecture please visit the event page.

Key Dates

Deadline for Applications – Friday 22 June 2018

Shortlisted Presentation Day – TBC

Glossop Lecture – 14 November 2018 

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