Final year undergraduate students in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh have an option to complete an Outreach module. This course encourages development of communication skills and knowledge transfer to local partners including schools and community organisations. Several students have worked with Lothian and Borders GeoConservation, who help supervise the students’ work, offering advice and support, and take the projects forward to printing and distribution. Several recent projects have been driven by individual student’s own interests and to support this, links have been established with local community organisations such as the Esk Valley Trust. This helps to ensure that the final product is relevant for local people and will be valued and used.
Further information: Lothian and Borders GeoConservation website.