Certified Training

Practical Geocommunication is globally endorsed by leading geoscience establishments. Upon completion, your certificate will bear their logos.

Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain

Why Practical Geocommunication?

Three reasons to provide this eLearning to your geoscience department.

  • Drive Enrolment

    Market your geoscience-department as one that invests in the community whilst attracting more students to study with you.

  • Change Society

    Be part of the movement that creates powerful ambassadors for the geosciences, bringing people and society closer to Planet Earth.

  • CPD Training

    Give your staff and students the edge by providing critically acclaimed training.

Do you already have free access?

Over 40,000 already enjoy free access through enrolment in memberships and universities worldwide.

Universities and institutes around the world have licensed Practical Geocommunication. If you are a member of one of these entities, the chances are you don't have to pay anything to access the training. List subject to change.

What others have said...


How can help people feel invested in our planet and change behaviour? How can we drive more students to embark on careers that will be essential to the sustainability of society? How can we improve the image of the geosciences in academia and industry?

Find out how 'Practical Geocommuniation' delivers solid and actionable solutions to your university geoscience outreach and engagement and what academics from around the world have said about the course.

Curriculum

Find out what makes 'Practical Geocommunication' your one-stop shop for all your communication needs in the geosciences.

  • Why communicate the geosciences? Case studies demonstrating our ethical obligation to communicate.

  • From neurology to orating. The science and practice of effective communication in the geosciences.

  • The power of analogy and linguistic tools. Geologizing and transposing geoscientific content into everyday concepts.

  • Identify distortions in the media and strategies to stand up effectively to them. Particular emphasis on climate change.

  • Strategies to promote powerful social media engagement in the geosciences. Case studies and practical activities.

  • Strategies for geoparks and geotourism projects to help them improve their audience demographics and engagement.

  • Bonus material, quizzes, assignments, certificates.

Bonus Material

With world leaders in scientific writing, television, poetry, viral social media and gamification.

Professor Iain Stewart

UNESCO Geoscience Chair

"Communication is an essential tool in the modern geoscientific toolkit. Practical Geocommunication provides the perfect primer to the principles and practices of effective geoscience communication."
Professor Iain Stewart

What Others Have Said...

5 star rating

Essential training

Gareth Digges La Touche

Simply excellent. This course sets out to equip geoscientists with better communication skills. It achieves that. The course is relevant not only to geoscientists in academia, but also to those in industry.

Simply excellent. This course sets out to equip geoscientists with better communication skills. It achieves that. The course is relevant not only to geoscientists in academia, but also to those in industry.

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5 star rating

Awesome course

Gordon Stove

Just completed this course in one go. Once I started, I couldn't stop! A wealth of information, tips and learnings. Absolutely brilliant course!

Just completed this course in one go. Once I started, I couldn't stop! A wealth of information, tips and learnings. Absolutely brilliant course!

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5 star rating

Thoroughly enjoyable

Juan Cottier

Fun to do. Dr Haydon Mort has a compelling manner. The content was great. I feel better informed on completion. Thanks!

Fun to do. Dr Haydon Mort has a compelling manner. The content was great. I feel better informed on completion. Thanks!

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5 star rating

Lots of useful methods and approaches for Geocommunciating

David Limmer

Really enjoyable, easy to follow course, lots of extremely useful tips and tricks for mastering communicating. Very logical and lots of useful exercises to try.

Really enjoyable, easy to follow course, lots of extremely useful tips and tricks for mastering communicating. Very logical and lots of useful exercises to try.

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5 star rating

Very engaging and a must for all scientists (not just geoscientists!)

Rosalie Constable

I highly recommend this course. It provides practical advice and examples in an engaging and thought-provoking way, supported by tasks and assignments to reinforce the key points of each class. I now feel I have a much better understanding of how ...

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I highly recommend this course. It provides practical advice and examples in an engaging and thought-provoking way, supported by tasks and assignments to reinforce the key points of each class. I now feel I have a much better understanding of how I can more effectively communicate with non-scientists. I would recommend this course for scientists of any background as the concepts could be easily applied across any discipline.

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Insightful, Engaging and Thought-provoking

Lewis Lawrence

Excellent course if you are a Geoscientist and feel like the communication between the geosciences and the public has a poor relationship. Dr Mort does a fantastic job at bringing new ideas to the table in the quest to bridge the gap between the p...

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Excellent course if you are a Geoscientist and feel like the communication between the geosciences and the public has a poor relationship. Dr Mort does a fantastic job at bringing new ideas to the table in the quest to bridge the gap between the public and the geoscience world. I would highly recommend this course.

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Switching the context

Benjamin Lepley

I took the course with the aim of improving my methods of communication but actually learnt that I was thinking about the entire concept wrong. It is not about teaching or lecturing but understanding the communcation from the participants' viewpoi...

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I took the course with the aim of improving my methods of communication but actually learnt that I was thinking about the entire concept wrong. It is not about teaching or lecturing but understanding the communcation from the participants' viewpoint and making an emotional connection to allow for any information to be retained. I highly recommend the course for anyone wishing to take a relatively complex and specific topic to the public.

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Superb! A must for anyone who's thinking about public outreach.

Peter Taylor

What a fantastic course! So much useful information and the clearest breakdown you'll find about how to build an effective communication strategy. I can't recommend it highly enough.

What a fantastic course! So much useful information and the clearest breakdown you'll find about how to build an effective communication strategy. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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An eye-opener

Sikandar Hayat

It is an eye-opener course. It made me realize how important geocommunication is and how far-reaching its impacts are. I will utilize all the skills I learned here to play my role in the betterment of earth sciences and society.

It is an eye-opener course. It made me realize how important geocommunication is and how far-reaching its impacts are. I will utilize all the skills I learned here to play my role in the betterment of earth sciences and society.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The most common questions we are asked about university licenses.

  • How much is the investment?

    University licenses are £2,900 per year. All staff and students (undergraduates, post-graduates, PhDs) gain access to the course up to a maximum of 1,500 individuals. This amounts to as little as £1.66 per learner.

  • Is the course endorsed and accredited?

    Yes. See the full list above.

  • I'm a Head of Department. Can I test-drive the course?

    Yes. Please get in touch with us using contact@geologize.org

  • What is the learning experience like?

    The course offers a blended experience that allows the learner to stretch themselves as much as they'd like. It takes a minimum of 9 hours to complete but some people have spent over 30 hours doing assignments. The course can be done in the learners free time and contains a series of lessons, practical activities and quizzes that can be shared in the community. Direct communication with the teacher is possible through these forums.

  • Are there any additional requirements?

    Staff and students must use their institutional e-mail addresses to sign up to the course.

  • Where can I find reviews of the course?

    The course has received outstanding reviews from students, academics and geoscience professionals from across the world. Some of them are above the FAQs, including in the promotional video.

  • What else is included?

    Each university will get its uniquely branded landing page for staff and students as well as a personalised greeting video from the teacher. Upon completion, the course certificate will bear the logos of the endorsing institutes.

  • Do you accept third-party sponsorship of the course license?

    Yes. If you have a relationship with a company or entity that wishes to fund your university license, this can be arranged. By sponsoring your license they will also get access to 50 free course places for their employees.

  • I'm a student. Can I use the course to accumulate credits for my degree?

    In theory, yes. But only if your department has appropriate 'learning outcomes' regarding geocommunication, and has officially deemed that 'Practical Geocommunication' meets these outcomes. If you are interested in this, please ask your Head of Department to get in touch. contact@geologize.org

Get in touch

Contact Geologize today to sign up your University to Practical Geocommunication