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Monthly News and Jobs Digest - May 2017

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Welcome to the May Digest from the Press Office of the British Society for Geomorphology. Below you will find the latest New, Jobs and Opportunities sent in by our membership over the last month.

To send us an item for next month’s Digest, please contact us at press@geomorphology.org.uk – or share on Twitter using #BSGNews or #BSGJobs

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The 2017 Annual Meeting of the British Society for Geomorphology is rapidly approaching. This year’s meeting will be held in Hull, the UK City of Culture for 2017, 4th to 6th September, 2017. Abstract submissions are now being accepted and will be open until 30th June 2017. More details on the website.


We are very pleased to announce that we have renewed our partnership with the Flood Expo. The Society will have a speaker at the Expo (TBC) who will promote the work of the Society.

“The Flood Expo is the world’s largest exhibition and conference designed to help the most progressive flood professionals and property owners discover the latest innovative products, services and strategies that transform the way flooding is predicted, prevented, and managed”

The Flood Expo takes place at ExCeL London on 27th and 28th September 2017. Tickets are free, and can be ordered from their website.


The Society had a strong showing at the European Geoscience Union’s General Assembly, held in April in Vienna, Austria. The annual Bagnold Medal Winning Lecture was well attended, as Geomorphologists from around the world flocked to see Dr Ellen Wohl receive her medal and share her research - “Beyond the Neutral Pipe Hypothesis: Rivers and the Global Carbon Cycle”.

Members were also prominent contributors to the meeting’s #EGU17 hashtag and the twittersphere, and at one point BSG members held 5 of the Top 10 Tweeters positions. Dr Simon Dixon (@woodinrivers) even managed to snatch the top spot from EGU’s own official Twitter account at one point.


#BSGJobs and Opportunities sent in by members

Chartered Geographer & Professional Geographer Networking Event - Wednesday 24th May 2017 from 6.00pm

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR

We would like to invite you to a networking evening for all Chartered Geographers and other professional geographers.

The evening will provide an opportunity to network with other professionals across the full breadth of geographical disciplines from environmental consultancies, geospatial companies and insurance specialists, to higher education and central and local government.

The focus of the evening will be updates on the new geographers in central government initiative, as well as the Society’s new strategic partnership with the AGI. There will also be the opportunity to network, book one-to-one meetings to get guidance on CGeog applications, speak to the AGI’s Early Careers Network, and view the exhibition, Raw Truth: Plastic, on its opening night.

We encourage you to bring along your colleagues – all welcome – and please join for the full evening, the updates, or just the networking and exhibition view. There is no cost for this event.

For full details of the evening and to register your interest, please visit the website or email cgeog@rgs.org


Cambridge University have a permanent University Lectureship in Physical Geography, and are keen for applications from geomorphologists and hydrologists. Deadline: 7th May 2017


The University of York have a PhD studentship available, working with Dr Katherine Selby. Deadline: June 9th 2017

"Using lake sediments to understand past and future changes in aquatic systems (PhD Environmental Geography)"

For details on the NERC CASE studentships, how to apply and deadlines for applications please click here. Applications should be submitted via the online application system (under Environmental Geography).


Early careers, fine sediment and hydroecology: Supporting Good Ecological Status through research. Environment Agency, Reading, 27th July 2017

The Environment Agency are running a workshop aimed at PhD students and ECRs on helping to ensure their research has a direct impact on the achievement of Good Ecological Status. Register here.