Why Practical Geocommunication?

Three great 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

    Help 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 in public geoscience outreach

Explainer Video

Understand the course's vision


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.

Exclusive Content

Bonus material with Professor Iain Stewart (OBE)

We provide a set of five exclusive mini-interviews with Prof. Iain Stewart (BBC Science geologist and Professor of Geocommunications). Find out his opinions on issues at the cutting edge of science communication.
Professor Iain Stewart

What our learners have said...

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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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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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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 £2,500 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. 'Practical Geocommunication' is endorsed and accredited by 'The Geological Society of London', 'The European Federation of Geologists' and the 'International Association for Promoting Geoethics'.

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

    Yes. Heads of department can sign-up to the course with a 60% discount. If they proceed with the purchase of a departmental license, this payment will be refunded. Please get in touch with us using contact@geologize.org to arrange the discount.

  • 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.

  • 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 as well as your universities logo.

  • 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

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