I’m Alice, I can’t quite believe it but this September I shall be heading into my third and final year at QM; I shall not dwell on this though for fear of a meltdown as the prospect of real, actual life after University is becoming an evermore scary reality with each passing day!
You lucky Freshers have no such fear to worry about for quite some time! I cannot begin to describe how like yesterday it seems I was eagerly awaiting my results to see if I had made the cut to become a QM student. The relief when I did, is a happy feeling I don’t think I will ever forget.
I shall, in a couple of weeks, when you have all received your results and fingers crossed your place at QM, tell you about the excitement of preparing myself for making the five and half hour jouney from my little village in the North West to the Big Smoke! But for now I shall keep this post for introducing myself a little more…
This time last year, myself and my good friend Tom (who at the time had just graduated from his final year here) were asked to create this project to ease the transition from School to University. This we jumped at the chance to do and over a four month period, the Springboards project had made a stamp on the School of Geography, helping now second years upon their arrival to QMUL. Building on the successes (and minor failings!) of last year, myself and two new colleges, Lucy and Kanahaya (both of whom are heading into their second years and shall be introducing themselves to you shortly) are together, working to take the project from strength to strength. We have so far revamped the style of the project and are hoping that with more blogposts and greater interaction, you shall get to know us and we’ll be able to answer any question you may have about University life, big or small.
I study Geography (BA) and am particularly interested with issues around cultural identity, development and exclusion. The modules that I have undertaken at QM have been broad and wide so please, human geographers – quiz me on them! That reminds me – module guides by us three via here and (hopefully) youtube will be making there way to you nearing the start of Semester one to give you a helping hand.
Away from University, I’m a water sports fanatic (something my mum takes full responsibility for since I was born in a birth pool), outdoor enthusiast, an avid baker and Culture Editor at the local paper. Dream job: foreign correspondent.
I really hope that you will all use the platforms we have created to your advantage and ask us everything and anything you can think of!
I look forward to meeting you in a few weeks,