Our most popular course by far is our classic 3 day NEA residential.

Day one includes an introduction to the issues within Southwold (for a small town there are so many lines of enquiry from a geographical perspective to investigate here ranging from the impact of climate change, coastal management, gentrification, changing places, impact of geology on coastal recession, regeneration etc – so students have few problems finding individuality to each of their study titles) - students experiment with new forms of data collection during the fieldwork menu and develop a sense of place in the town and on the beach.

In the evening, students work independently to design their fieldwork titles and aims, which we are then on hand to offer guidance with on the morning of day two. Students create their own bespoke fieldwork data collection booklets before heading out from our central base to independently gather their data.

In the late afternoon, we complete a session demonstrating GIS and statistical tests – students then consider what other data they may need to collect to enable suitable presentation and analysis.

On the final day, students have a second opportunity to gather data from Southwold, based on their refinements from the evening before.

*Prices below are based on group sizes of 10 students and above - for bookings of fewer students than this price will be quoted on enquiry. Accomodation and transport are not included in the prices quoted below, we will recommend local hostels and budget hotels and can organise minibus hire on your behalf if required.

  • Fieldwork menu sampling session
  • GIS demonstration
  • Statistical analysis session
  • Data presentation session
  • Classroom facilities
  • Literature Review support
  • Specialist fieldwork equipment


Low season 1st November - 31st March


Mid season 1st April - 31st May
1st September - 31st October


High season 1st June - 31st July


GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
GFA Skegness 07398257944 / 01507603980