Girls into Geoscience

Bookings now open!

Please email or call Dr Jodie Fisher on 01752 585975 to book your place on this FREE event now.

Please note that places on the field trip are now fully booked. However, places are still available for the workshop on the following day.

  • Torbay

  • University of Plymouth

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Girls into Geoscience is becoming more than just an event

It has become a network, supporting women in geology and those aspiring to be. Get involved!

This exciting two day event, with optional field trip to see the fantastic local geology in Torbay, will introduce female A level students to the Earth sciences and demonstrate the world of careers open to Earth science graduates today.

With seminars from women working in Geology and hands-on workshops on a range of geological topics, this year’s Girls into Geoscience event isn’t one to miss.

  • 1 July – Field trip to Torbay
  • 2 July – Workshops and talks at the University of Plymouth

Programme (2 July)

9:30 Arrival and refreshments

Morning session (talks)

10:00 – Welcome and introduction (Dr Sarah J Boulton, University of Plymouth)

10:15 – Cornish Lithium and life as an exploration geologist (Lucy Crane, Cornish Lithium)

10:45 – Break

11:00 – Earthquake chasing around the world (Dr Zoe Mildon, University of Plymouth)

11:30 – Geotechnical engineering in Northern England (Rachel Samuel, Capita)

12:00–13:00 – Lunch and Uni tours

Afternoon session (workshops)

Choose two workshops from the following: Microfossils and climate (Dr Jodie Fisher), Discovering the rocks beneath the seafloor – celebrating 50 years of scientific ocean drilling (Dr Michelle Harris), Causes and effects of earthquakes (Dr Lucy Campbell and Dr Zoe Mildon), Reconstructing catastrophic floods in Earth's Martian desert (Professor Anne Mather).

13:05–14:00 – Workshop A

14:05–15:00 – Workshop B

15:10–15:30 – Thanks and close

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Travel and accommodation bursaries available!

We are pleased to offer a small number of bursaries, thanks to the University of Plymouth Widening Participation Programme, to cover travel and accommodation for those students, and schools, who might otherwise be unable to attend the event. We want to help provide you with every opportunity to fulfil your ambitions! 

This funding is available to eligible girls who meet any of the selection criteria outlined below:

  • If they live in a postcode area where there is low participation in higher education (as identified by the Office for Students)
  • If they are black or minority ethnic  
  • If they are a looked after young person (i.e. in foster care/care leaver).

Funding for schools is available where there are a high proportion of eligible students. For confirmation if your school is eligible please get in touch.

For more information, or if you have any questions about eligibility please contact us on

Girls into Geoscience 2019 sponsors

Launched in 2014, more than 250 pupils from schools across the UK have participated in this pioneering event

Here Dr Jodie Fisher, Co-founder of Girls into Geoscience, explains how this exciting event will introduce female A level students to the Earth sciences and demonstrate the world of careers open to earth science graduates today.

GiG received the Geological Society's R H Worth Award for 2018, presented in recognition of achievements in outreach, public engagement and/or education.

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