The Outreach sub-committee drives the BSG towards its overarching strategy, with particular emphasis on Education, and the engagement of Practitioners of Geomorphology.
- Increase awareness of Geomorphology amongst school teachers, and provide teaching materials that may be used in class;
- Increase teacher membership of the BSG;
- Seek to develop and inspire a new generation of geomorphologists;
- Promote the study of geomorphology as part of undergraduate degree courses;
- Hold an annual competition for the best British undergraduate dissertation, through the award of the ‘Majorie Sweeting Prize’;
- Provide training in the form of an annual workshop for postgraduates;
- Provide funding for conference support and postgraduate fieldwork;
- Promote participation by postgraduates in the AGM;
- Through use of the media, improve the public understanding of geomorphology and its relevance to society;
- Support the participation of BSG members in public engagement events such as Cheltenham Science Festival to communicate our research more widely
- Raise awareness of the importance of geomorphology to engineering and management.
- Facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas between academics and practitioners.
- Promote applied research into geomorphology through the organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences focused towards practitioners’ needs.
- Promote uptake of the CGeog (Geomorph) accreditation http://www.geomorphology.org.uk/cgeog-geomorph amongst practitioners.