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Girls into Geoscience (GiG) 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 event will introduce female A level students to the Earth sciences and demonstrate the world of careers open to Earth science graduates today.

This year GiG is going virtual again! Joining with GiG Ireland, GiG Wales, GiG Scotland and our new GiG North team we are again planning a virtual extravaganza bringing Geoscience to you though virtual field trips, workshops, talks and Q&A panels. 

Full programme details are available via the above link.


Please note that bookings are now closed.

Please email for any questions relating to the event.


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Girls into Geoscience Virtual Programme 2021

Monday 28 June | Virtual field trips

12:45 - Welcome and intro

13:00 - Field trip 1

Choose from:

- Ancient landscapes and life! How did the Yorkshire coast change 170 million years ago? (with Dr Amanda Owen, University of Glasgow) or

- 500 million year history of the Isle of Skye (with Dr Anna Bird, University of Hull)

14:30 - Field trip 2

Choose from:

- Hidden glaciers on Earth and Mars (with Dr Katie Miles and Adam Hepburn, Aberystwyth University) or

- Devil’s Tower – Wyoming, USA (with Dr Tracy Aze and Dr Jacqui Horton)

15:45 - Break

16:00 - Fieldwork in the Geosciences Q&A

16:30 - Thanks and farewell 

Tuesday 29 June | Talks and workshops

9:15  - Welcome and Intro 

9:30 - Finding a sustainable future in Geoscience (Dr Natasha Dowey, Sheffield Hallam University)

9:45 - Humble beginnings, hard work, building confidence, breaking barriers in geoscience and raising a family (Dr Marie Cowan, Geological Survey of Northern Ireland)

10:00 - Unexpected geo-adventures (Dr Rehemat Bhatia, Natural Environment Research Council)

10:15 - Roam if you want to: wanderlust and the life of a palaeontologist (Professor Anjali Goswami, Natural History Museum)

10:30 - Break 

10:40 - Careers in Geoscience - Speakers Q&A

11:15 - Break 

11:30 - Dealing with change, challenges and opportunities Q&A

12:00 - University life Q&A

12:30 - Lunch

13:00 - Workshop sessions 

13:00-13:50 - Workshop 1

Choose from:

- Volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis - why look at one? Let’s do them all! (with Dr Irene Manzella, University of Plymouth) or

- Peruvian glaciers and water resources (with Dr Caroline Clason and Dr Sally Rangecroft, University of Plymouth) or

- Forensic geoscience: Using geoscience to solve crimes! (with Elspeth Wallace, iCRAG)

14:00-14:50 - Workshop 2

Choose from:

- Microfossils as windows to past climate (with Dr Tracy Aze, University of Leeds) or

- Telling the time with sand grains (with Dr Rachel Smedley, University of Liverpool) or 

- Adventures on Mars (with Divya M Persaud, University College London and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

15:00 Live thanks and farewell 


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.

GiG 2017 participants


Girls into Geoscience sponsor

Girls into Geoscience 2021 is sponsored by the  Geological Society of London who are providing a year's free membership of the society for all girls attending this year.

Girls into Geoscience 2021 contributors

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are constantly monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact. The University remains open with a safety-first approach to ensure our campuses are ‘covid-secure’ for our staff, students, local community and visitors, in accordance with government guidance.

University advice and guidance on COVID-19

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