Author: Young Explorers' Trust

David Williams receives 2021 Stephenson Award

David Williams has been given the Stephenson Award for 2021 in recognition of his role in supporting expeditions and exploration for many years. As a keen scout his first overseas expedition was to Kenya as a young member of the 1990 Yorkshire Scouts’ Kenya Expedition. This expedition gave him the opportunity to take part in…
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YET continues with UK Grants during Covid

The Young Explorers’ Trust continues to award grants during the Covid-19 pandemic The YET recognises the substantial pressures that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on young people. We also recognise the huge benefits that can be gained from taking part in expeditions. However, it is currently not possible for young people to currently take part…
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21st YET Forum

The 21st YET Forum took place virtually on Sunday 28 March. Watch again The event is free to view but we’d be grateful if you’d consider making a small donation to the YET via the Charities Aid Foundation (search for “Young Explorers’ Trust). Links A few resources were mentioned during the talk: YET Grant Awards…
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YET AGM 2020

This year’s YET Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday 6 October at noon. The Trust invites members to register by e-mailing Roger Miller, Company Secretary and a Zoom link will be provided in return. Please take a moment to read the , as well as the and .

Luke Fairchild receives 2020 Stephenson Award

There are two types of Stephenson Award, the annual one and a lifetime achievement award. The YET is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2020 Stephenson Award is Luke Fairchild! Luke was the first person to earn YET expedition grants in successive years, before becoming a YET Fellow and the Council’s Young Peoples’ Representative…
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COVID Survey Submission Approaching

YET is looking to obtain information from youth expedition providers about the struggle they are facing due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The closing date for survey submissions is fast approaching; please take a few moments to complete the survey before Friday 19 June so that we’re able to collate as many views as…
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Penguin Watch receives BSI award!

It gives us great pleasure to share the news that one of the organisations we evaluate against BS8848 has won an award in a national BSI competition! Penguin Watch is an Oxford University-based, complex, demanding research programme into changing distribution patterns of penguins and species survival around the Southern Ocean. A network of approximately 100…
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YET AGM 2019

This year’s YET AGM is booked at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 8 October at 12:00, to be followed by a meeting of Council at 14:00. Please take a moment to read the and, for a recap of last year’s meeting, here are the .

YET Forum 2019

This year’s Forum will take place on Monday 16 September from 10am to 4pm at the Lit & Phil Society in Newcastle upon Tyne. Agenda Key note address Managing critical incidents on expeditions  Planning and managing a youth expedition ​​Discussion groups ​Paperwork and planning adventurous trips ​Using BS8848 as part of your planning process ​How the YET can support…
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Travel and Expedition Risk Management Conference for Schools, Universities and Organisations

For those responsible for organising school trips, fieldwork or expeditions to remote areas overseas – do you know what your responsibilities are? Do you know what you don’t know? This new conference has attracted delegates and expert speakers from schools and organisations across Europe and North America who will share expertise and experience of the…
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