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We would  like to expand this news page. RGRG members, including Postgraduates are welcome to email news to us on current topical issues  such as the impact of Covid-19 on our rural communities, short articles, and up and coming events (virtual or postponed face2face)


Call for papers for the RGS with IBG Annual International Conference, London 31 August -3 September 2021 are out.

For more on RGRG Sponsored session please see the RGS website HERE

We will be running all sessions that were proposed for 2020 and some additional sessions. See also HERE for 2021 sessions

PGR Blogs

More new blogs from our PhD candidates, this weeks is from Niamh McHugh (holding a joint studentship at Loughborough University and the University of Leicester) on The Digital Marketing of Rural Real Estate – Even More Important Post-Covid? see here. For more information on how to submit a short article click here

Geography Directions – Covid 19 & sustainable resources

See Damian Maye’ s Geography Directions blog which summarises key themes from the COVID-19 sustainable resources page (relationality, food insecurity and relocalisation of food systems)

To see the presentations from the PGR/ECR mini symposium at the RGRG AGM & associated events follow associated links

1. The latest driving force of rural gentrification? How Digital Marketing is Influencing Processes of Rural Gentrification in England – Niamh McHugh, University of Leicester

2. Toward an integrative framework for the governance of sustainable agricultural innovation –
​Auvikki de Boon, University of Reading here

3. ‘Agro-ecology and organic agriculture as a counterforce to (super-) productivist farming in Brazil: innovative strategies in a time of crisis‘  
–  Dr Felipe da Silva Machado (University of Plymouth) here

4. Politics and the Rural: (New) Spaces for Contentious Politics beyond the Urban
– Viktoria Noka (University of Glasgow) here

Covid 19 – routes to recovery for rural communities

COVID 19 and the impacts of rural communities: CCRI website here & A Centre for Rural Economy rapid assessment of the effect of Covid-19 on rural economies here & Scottish Universities here

New PGR Blog

Support for students from the RGS

Many geography students complete a dissertation, or other substantial research project, in their final year of study. The Society is compiling a selection of resources to help students plan projects, collect and analyse appropriate data, draw conclusions and present work well. These resources are accessible remotely and focus on secondary data, acknowledging that primary data collection may be problematic at present. This list of online resources to aid online student research is dynamic and will be updated over time.

Under Graduate Prize Winners 2019-2020

This years Undergraduate Dissertation Prize Winners announced ……