Are you considering studying geography at university? Do you want to enrich your field experience and explore some of the possible career pathways?

Geography is all about the question ‘why here?’ This residential is set in quintessential Constable Country in the Dedham Vale AONB, where you will meet other geography students from around the country and use a range of geographical approaches to explore our complex relationship to this landscape.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications. Here are some of the transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

  • Communicating with others
  • Working as a team
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the lead
  • Resilience
  • Reliability
  • Keeping focused
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Our centres are operated in a fully Covid-secure way and accommodation will be in suitably shared rooms based on the current government guidance.

The course is suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential. Always check with your leader before booking.

Tutor: FSC Staff

Courses are lead by experienced FSC staff.

Bookings must be made by over 18’s but if booking for a young person please ensure you enter their name and age in the Order Notes at the checkout.

Example Timetable

Example Timetable

Day 1 – Arrive at 1pm for welcome, show in and ice breakers, geography immersion session
Evening session: team session (team games/orienteering challenge)

Day 2 – full day investigation physical fieldwork visiting the stunning coastline to investigate coastal processes, landforms and management.
Afternoon/evening session: workshop – data analysis/statistical analysis

Day 3 - full day investigation human (one of: urban QoL, regen, rural regen)
Afternoon/evening session: workshop data presentation/GIS skills

Day 4 – two half day sessions looking at carbon and water systems and the interactions between them.
Evening session: campfire end of course celebration.

Day 5 - Participants undertake small scale local investigations as a progression of what they have learnt throughout the week.  These mini- investigations will then be presented to the rest of the group.

End of course review. Depart at 4pm.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport