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International mentoring & Mutual recognition

International Mentoring

Geoscientist 20.02 March 2011

The Geological Society is joining with the Biochemical Society to build links with institutions in developing countries, engage Fellows in sharing knowledge and experience with young scientists at the beginning of their careers, and to help grow links with the international science community, writes Nic Bilham. In the scheme’s first year, we expect to work with PhD students at just one university in Ghana, which specialises in mining and technology – but we hope to grow this in future years.

Mentors will receive training, and will be matched with a student with whom they will be asked to maintain email contact for at least a year. If you have a PhD and/or are Chartered, with at least three years’ subsequent experience in academia or industry, and are interested in finding out more, please email

Mutual recognition

The Division of Professional Affairs of AAPG and the Professional Committee of the GSL would like to draw the attention of Certified Petroleum Geologists, who are also Fellows of the GSL, and to Chartered Geologists who are also Active Members of the AAPG, to the reciprocal arrangements that exist for them to become certified or chartered in the other organisation, through a fast-track system.