Welcome future Geographers and Environmental scientists!
I’m Shajiyah, I am going into my final year and I cannot believe how quick the year has gone! I am sure you are all looking forward to the transition from sixth form/college/or a gap year to university. YES…It may seem daunting at first but believe me after a few days or so, you’ll be out and about with friends who would feel like you’ve known for years!
For me once again it has been an amazing year, studying what I love; BSc GEOGRAPHY! The key aspects of Physical geography I enjoy is climate change, environmental management and natural disasters. What is weird is that I was never a really big fan of Human geography- However, over the last two years studying a human module I have became increasingly passionate about a core part of Human geography, ‘Development’. The best thing about studying Geography at QMUL is that you always have the opportunity to do a mix of both human and physical modules. I may be a BSc Geographer but I have undertaken a few human modules so please do quiz me on them!
One of the highlights of this year was a fieldtrip to Florida as a part of Environmental Management Applications module, exploring the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee and of course visiting Miami Beach. This trip not only developed my geographical skills but allowed me to make a week of good memories with my peers. For all the Physical geographers/Environmental scientists, you will LOVE this fieldtrip!!
Besides my love for studying Geography, I enjoy photography, playing badminton and am a keen traveller- Whether that is a trip to the local museums, galleries or catching a flight abroad! My curiosity for things drives me to explore even the littlest things in our surrounding. I believe QMUL provides some great opportunities for students in a variety of fields, so if you have a particular interest don’t forget to explore the QMsocieties, ask friends and lecturers and also don’t be afraid to ask the Springboards team!
I hope you all find the Springboards project useful and do feel free to ask us any questions about settling into university, modules, societies…simply anything!
I look forward to meeting you all in the Welcome week!