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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)

RGRG AGM & associated events

Running order and presentations for the PGR/ECR mini symposium are:

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.

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)

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

For registration see here

For more information see 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

More new blogs from our PhD candidates, this weeks is from Hannah Budge (Newcastle University) on women in farming & her PhD journey here For more information on how to submit a short article click here

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 ……

Covid 19 Resources: call from CCRI for information

Postponed until 2021 RGS with IBG International Conference 2020

Due to Covid-19 the RGS with IBG International Conference 2020 is postponed until 31 August to 3 September 2021: 

It is expected that these great sessions proposed for RGRG topics this year will be carried forward for 2021. To review this years sessions please see here.