The SGA Students and Young Scientist Chapter for the UK

The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) is an international scientific society that promotes the science of mineral deposits geology. Its worldwide membership of approximately 700 is composed of researchers, professionals and students from university, industry and government interested in economic geology, mineral resources, industrial minerals and environmental aspects related to mineral deposits. Its publication, Mineralium Deposita, is recognized as a premier international scientific journal on mineral deposits geology. The SGA organizes biennial scientific meetings and publishes the proceedings. 
The objectives of the SGA are: 
  • To advance the application of scientific knowledge in the study and the development of mineral resources and their environment, 
  • To promote the profession of geology in science and industry, 
  • To cultivate personal contacts for mutually beneficial relationships, 
  • To protect and improve professional and ethical standards among its members. 
The SGA was founded in 1965 in Heidelberg and incorporated in Switzerland in 1971.

About the SGA

UK SGA Student Chapter

The Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Students and Young Scientist Chapter for the UK was created in Summer 2018. We are affiliated with nine UK institutions including universities, research institutes and the British Geological Survey. It gathers university students (undergraduate to postgraduate) and early career scientists (both academia and industry) from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As a collective chapter: We provide a national platform to exchange knowledge and experiences within economic geology, through participation in conferences, workshops, field trips and meetings. We organise regional events encouraging networking, research collaboration and inspiring career advancement.

Lauren Tuffield


Lewis Banks

Vice President

Rose Clarke


Ed Bunker


Inja Thijssen


Jo Miles

Industry representative

Tom Skiggs

Industry representative

  • British Geological Survey, Keyworth
  • Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 5GG

How we use your personal information 

This statement explains how the SGA Student and Young Scientist Chapter – UK (“we”, “us” and “our”) handles and uses the personal information we collect about our members for processes relating to our operations and activities. 

When changes are made to this statement, we will publish the updated version on our website.  

The controller for your personal information is the SGA Student and Young Scientist Chapter – UK.  The people responsible for data protection within our society is the [role] who can be contacted at [supply contact details]. 

How we use your personal information 

We collect and process your personal information for a number of purposes, including: 

Maintaining your personal details (your name, SGA membership number, your institution and email address), including ensuring effective communications with you. 

Our normal legal basis for processing your personal information is your consent, which you gave at the point you become a member of the chapter and which you can withdraw at any time, including by resigning your membership. 

We keep your personal information for as long as we need it, and usually for 1 year after your membership ceases. 

How we share your personal information 

Personal information is not normally shared outside of the society and its members.  We share some of your personal information with SGA (your name, SGA membership number and your institution), only where there is a specific need to. 

We use University IT facilities to store electronic copies of personal information. 

We may also be subject to a legal requirement (with or without your consent) to share your personal information with the University or a government agency (such as the police or security services or other statutory authorities with investigatory powers) under special circumstances (e.g. relating to tax, crime or health and safety).  Where feasible and appropriate, we will notify you of our intention to share such information in advance. 


Your rights 

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to object to processing or communications, or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us. Please note that all of these rights are qualified in various ways. 

If you have questions or concerns about how your personal information is used, please contact us using the above details. 

If you remain unhappy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF (