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Geology Career Pathways

Geology Career Pathways

Where could geology and the Earth sciences take you? Find out through our microsite which explores geology at school, university and in a range of careers.

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Online resources

Wherever you are, you can explore our wealth of education resources online today – from lesson plans for teachers to fun activities for smaller geologists.

GSL Schools Geology Challenge

Virtual Schools Challenge

Has your school team got what it takes to win the Schools Geology Challenge? Contact the Education Team for more information.



Education and Careers

Explore resources and information for anyone interested in the Earth, from school teachers and students; through higher education and employment options; to lifelong learning and professional development.

Schools Geology Challenge Plate Tectonics
Schools Affiliates Geology STEM Ambassadors The Rock Cycle
Accredited university courses Early Career Geologist Award Geology Career Pathways
Teacher training courses
I'm an Earth Scientist
ZEISS-GSL Scholarship


I'm an Earth Scientist

I'm an Earth Scientist

Are you an Earth scientist? Help us promote under-represented groups in Earth science in academia, industry and other related jobs by taking part in our 'I'm an Earth Scientist' outreach project.

Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council

The Field Studies Council runs geology trips for 16-25 year olds interested in studying geology and/or physical geography at university and looking to improve their field skills.

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Geological Society STEM Ambassadors

Ambassadors give geoscience talks, workshops, careers information and other support to schools. Request a visit or sign up as an ambassador.

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National Schools Geology Challenge and Early Career Award

Our Regional Groups run the heats for the National Schools Geology Challenge, aimed at A-level students, and the Early Career Geologist Award.

Plate Tectonic Stories

Plate Tectonic Stories

Learn about the tectonic history of the UK and elsewhere!
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Geoscience Education Academy: Free training for UK teachers

The GEA offers UK teachers training, support and resources on teaching geoscience if it is not their principal subject. Find out more or apply online.