As of a couple days ago, all of ExSoc’s 2020 expeditions have been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. While these news are extremely unfortunate, it was the most sensible decision for all expeditions in order to minimize pressure on rural communities in Scotland and their host countries, and avoid infection during travel. Some expedition teams will be aiming to keep their current team together throughout next year and realize their original plans in the summer of 2021, while others will be looking for new teams in fall.
ExSoc is following University of Glasgow’s and the Exploration Council’s guidance regarding fieldwork and travel, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, we have updated the Achievements page with available reports from 2019 expeditions and welcome you to browse other reports from past expeditions.
As you might know, applications for next year’s expeditions closed last week. We wanted to thank every one of you for doing so, we have received so many brilliant applications! Keep an eye out on your inbox for updates on your application status as leaders are conducting interviews and making their decisions.
Teams will be finalised in the first week of November and then the planning will begin. We look forward to hopefully seeing you all on teams soon!
We’re pleased to announce that applications for 2020 expeditions are now officially OPEN!
Navigate to the 2020 Expeditions page and read all about the presentations which ran this year and will continue on next summer. All the essential information on location, duration and expenses is available in the expedition presentations as well, so no worries if you can’t make it to Proposals Evening on Monday!
The deadline for those wishing to be considered for leader positions is October 11th 24:00.
The deadline for those applying for other team roles is October 13th 24:00.
If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the expeditions personally or to ExSoc either through Facebook or email. These can be found on the bottom of the page. We have also uploaded the preliminary reports of this summers expeditions for you to peruse if you’d like to research potential project ideas etc., just click here!
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you all at Proposals Evening on Monday 18:00 at the Graham Kerr building!