Our full NEA course includes 4 days in Southwold

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.

On day 2 students are introduced to a range of literature sources and sources which highlight some of the key geographical issues locally. Students are introduced to the idea of a literature review driving the design of their NEA and spend time with the support of our tutors considering scale, feasibility and the focus of potential enquiry ideas they have.

Students work independently to develop their ideas ands create their own bespoke fieldwork data collection booklets before heading out from our central base to independently gather their data. Often with atleast 2 full days for data collection.

In classroom workshop sessions, we will, demonstrate GIS and statistical tests as well as data presentation ideas – these often stimuate students to refine their studies and consider what other data they may need to collect to enable suitable presentation and analysis.

Our final workshop will provide some guidance on how students then may choose to move forward with the next stages of their NEA.

*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 sessions •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 availability

= Available
= Limited spaces


GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
GFA Skegness 07398257944 / 01507603980