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Geoscience student enrolment

The Geological Society and University Geoscience UK release strategy for increasing student enrolment in geology

1 November 2020

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The number of UK students studying geology at university has declined year-on-year since 2014, with a total drop of 43%.

Without action, the decline in skilled graduates will pose a serious and economically damaging skills shortage in the UK, particularly at a critical time of transition for many industries and businesses that rely on geological expertise.

On 25 September, UGUK and GSL released a report that identifies five key strategic aims for improving the outlook of student enrolment in geosciences over the next five years. In the coming weeks and months, we will be hosting a number of forums and workshops with the UK geoscience community to define action plans and deliver these strategic objectives.

You can download the report at: www.geolsoc.org.uk/UniversityGeoscienceUKResources

• Alicia Newton, Director of Science & Communications, and George Jameson, Diversity and Inclusion Project Lead

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