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Southern Wales Regional Group: National Schools Geology Challenge - regional heat

15 January 2020
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Event type:
Competition, Regional Group
Organised by:
Southern Wales Regional Group
Department of Geography, Swansea University
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You are invited to take part in the Geological Society's 2020 Schools Geology Challenge!

The Southern Wales regional heat is taking place from 2.30pm to 6.00pm on Wednesday 15 January 2020, and will be held at Swansea University’s Department of Geography, Wallace Building, Singleton Park Campus, Swansea, SA2 8PP.

About the competition

  • Schools all across the UK can enter the challenge by first competing in their regional heat - this heat is for schools covered by the Southern Wales Regional Group of the Geological Society
  • The challenge is aimed at Year 12/13 students studying geology, geography or science (studying A-level geology is not a requirement to enter the competition)
  • Groups of up to six students can compete in the regional heat; the winning group of the regional heat will then progress to the national final
  • Multiple groups from a single school are permitted
  • The national final is hosted by the Geological Society in Burlington House, London, where the group will compete against schools from across the UK! This year the national final is being held on Thursday 19 March 2020

About the Southern Wales regional heat

Registration for this year's challenge has now closed.

The day will involve students’ posters and presentations on the topic of “The Seven Geological Wonders of the UK”, an ‘eminent’ geologists balloon debate, and a geology-themed quiz (the quiz is also open to the audience, just for fun).

Participating schools will need to submit a student group to produce a poster on the theme of the “The Seven Geological Wonders of the UK” and prepare a five-minute presentation on the same topic.

As part of the presentation, groups will also take part in a question-and-answer session, with questions from a panel of judges comprising leading geologists in academia and industry.

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