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Young Explorers' Trust

Photo of David Williams being presented with the award by Mike Cross and Ted Grey

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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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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What is the future for the Gap Year?

Five ways the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the Gap Year experience Guest post by James Catterall James Catterall has over 20 years travel industry experience. His passion for travel began at an early age during a school trip to India and he has travelled extensively since then. He joined Gapforce in 2009 and has held…
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Shane Winser receives Stephenson Lifetime Award

Shane Winser has been given the Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her role in supporting expeditions and exploration since 1980 when the Royal Geographical Society and the Young Explorers’ Trust set up the Expedition Advisory Centre to act as a central information body and to advise any group or individual organizing an expedition…
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Arctic Norway – 50 years on

The present Covid-19 situation has been particularly difficult for the younger generation in so many ways and there is great disappointment for many youngsters who have planned to be members of an expedition abroad. 50 years ago an expedition from Shirebrook Comprehensive and Armthorpe School took 32 youngsters and 10 staff to Arctic Norway. During…
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Impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the expedition sector. You can now read the YET report on the findings of the survey, kindly put together by Graham Derrick.

Bob Schroter receives Stephenson Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Schroter has done so much for expeditioning, not only by participating and leading on several continents, but also by his enormous contribution over many years to getting others into the field and developing innovative field research. When Bob came to Imperial College (IC) he rowed and climbed. However, expeditioning is fortunate in that rowing…
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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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COVID-19 Impact Survey

YET is looking through this survey to obtain evidence supporting the struggle youth expedition providers are facing due to the impact of COVID-19 YET is very aware that the majority of UK providers of overseas ventures for young people have been devastated by the international impact of COVID-19. Most will have had little or no…
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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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