Fieldwork is an essential form of learning in many geoscience and bioscience subjects. It provides an interesting, active and exciting part of the overall student experience, as well as a range of subject specific and generic skills.

However, fieldwork can be an “expensive” and time-consuming activity, so it is important that maximum learning benefits are gained from activities in the field. The Enhancing Fieldwork Learning (EFL) project focus is on using affordable, ubiquitous technologies such as iPads, digital cameras and social networks and apps to enhance learning and engagement in the field, to ensure that students are well prepared for the field, and to make full use of the experience in the post-field phase. The project aims to link pedagogy with recent technological advances, and engagement and dissemination are important aspects of the project

PrintThe EFL project was originally undertaken as part of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme managed by the Higher Education Academy between 2010 and 2013. The project is now supported by the British Ecological Society.

Anyone can get involved, the team offers an annual programme of events, a support network of friendly contacts when trying to work out which kit to buy, how to convince budget holders and how to ensure learners are able to make the best use of the opportunities available.

*UPDATE* General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming in on 25th May states that by law you must give us your consent to contact you electronically.

As we have spent a lot of time and hard work building up our fantastic fieldwork practitioners network over the last 8 years, we would be sorry to lose contact with you. As such, we would like your consent to add your details (name and e-mail address) to our new Enhancing Fieldwork Learning JISCmail.

When you subscribe to JiscMail your name and email address will be used for the purpose of sending and receiving email messages from JiscMail lists. You should understand that these details could be retrieved by any member of the same list and that this information plus any messages you post to JiscMail may be found in the public domain depending on the configuration of the list​”

The full JISCmail privacy policy can be viewed here​. ​

If you would like us to stay in contact, we would be very grateful if you could take a moment to give your consent via this 2-question survey to update your preferences.