Using voices for International Education Week

Alongside Geography Awareness Week in the US and Children in Need in the UK recently, International Education Week with the theme ‘use your voice’ gave all geographers the chance to discuss pressing issues on a variety of scales. Block 3 looked into the impacts of globalisation through technology and global brands, Block 4 explored the argument of ‘aid does more harm than good for countries that need it the most.’ For Block 5, individual interests led to research and discussion on anything from ‘China’s trail to Olympic glory’, ‘global attitudes to abortion’ and ‘(cultural) cost of wealth’. Follow the Geography department on Twitter @GBedales to see what’s happening locally through in-house initiatives like YPI and globally with tools like the Closet Calculator from National Geographic.

By Kirsty Layton, Head of Geography


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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