Category: News

2013 Annual General Meeting // 22 Oct 2013

Details of the YET’s Annual General Meeting planned for 22 October 2013 can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Strategic Direction can be downloaded by clicking here. Details of the Memorandum of Structure & Operation can be downloaded by clicking here.

19th YET Forum // 6 December 2013

Date: Friday 6th December. Venue: yet to be confirmed, but it is likely to be in the Birmingham / Midlands area. Topic: Physical disability on youth expeditions – planning, preparing and management in the field. Speakers: Suresh Paul (Equal Adventure), John Crosbie (Lake District Calvert Trust), James Hogan (Finland trip leader and Senior Practitioner for…
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Stephenson Medal to recognise lifetime achievement

The Stephenson Medal has been awarded to Roger Miller by the Young Explorers’ Trust for Lifetime Achievement in Youth Exploration. Roger is the 5th recipient of this prestigious award. Roger first became an expeditioner when at the age of 16 he was a member of a Brathay Lake District Expedition. This he enjoyed so much…
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Stephenson Award 2013

The Stephenson Award is given annually to an individual who is a member of the Young Explorers’ Trust or an affiliated expedition group for outstanding service to youth expeditioning The 2013 Award goes to Maggie Brown. Her work with schools expeditions goes back to 1980’s when she was an assistant leader of expeditions to Norway…
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George Lowe – Obituary

George Lowe, the mountaineer, who has died aged 89, was both a key member and the last survivor of the 1953 British expedition that conquered Everest. In early 1974  a new HMI was appointed with the remit of Geography and Outdoor Education plus acting as General Inspector for North East Derbyshire. He decided to pay…
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Churchill Fellowship 2013

Chris Aitken a teacher of Computing Science and ICT at Wick High School in Caithness has been awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship for 2013. He is the leader of a youth expedition to Belize in the summer which has as its main aims a conservation project project in the Chiquibul forest and  community  work with…
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Clive Jermy – YET Chairman 1991 to 1996

YET notes with sadness the passing of one its past Chairmen, Clive Jermy. Clive Jermy is known internationally for his scientific work in association with ferns, sedges and conservation but few will realize the unstinted encouragement he gave to novice expeditioners as well as established scientists and explorers. Professionally Clive was Head of the Fern…
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AAIAC membership application process 2013

The AAIAC membership application process is now open. As discussed at our recent meeting I need your help to advertise the vacancies. We would like to advertise the opportunity to as diverse a field of candidates as possible. If you know any exceptional candidates please encourage them to apply. Attached is the ‘application pack’ and…
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Skills Active Initiative

Earlier this month an announcement was made by the Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock regarding the introduction of a potential ‘Traineeship’ model. These new Traineeships will aim to provide 16-24 year olds who are either not in education, or struggling to find work, with complete “flexible and tailor-made” work preparation sessions. The new model is currently…
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Disclosure & Barring

After launching the Disclosure and Barring Service on Saturday 1 December 2012, the Home Office has released a newsletter to provide updates on disclosure and barring issues. The latest newsletter from the Home Office provides updates on: the implementation of provisions within the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012; an overview of the roadshows held across England,…
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