Greetings geographers and environmental scientists!
I want to start off by giving you the warmest welcome to QMUL’s Geography department – I can assure you we’re all a friendly bunch!
I have now come to the end of my first year reading BA Geography and it’s been quite the journey. Throughout my studies I have been exposed to an incredibly diverse range of approaches in understanding Geography – from learning about Geographical Information Systems to understanding the true definition of public space and place. Geography and Environmental Science at QMUL really does cover everything. During your first year you can expect to study a very diverse range of modules – especially if you’re a BA Geography student. Despite not loving all of my modules from this past academic year I’m very appreciative of the variety. Now that I’ve been given a flavour of all that QMUL has to offer, I look forward to specialising in topics of research that I most enjoy and flourish in. As a geographer I have a real fervour for human based studies, conversations surrounding sustainable development, national and international conflicts as well as questions of identity.
Upon reflection, one of my greatest regrets about my first year is not making the most of QMUL’s social scene, as someone who can be very shy I avoided joining societies and attending certain events. However, now I fully intend to immerse myself in the many great opportunities on offer starting with Springboards. In order to have an enriching experience beyond academia at Queen Mary I strongly urge you to explore all of the opportunities granted to you and partake in the few that inspire you.
To end, I’d like to let you know that I, along with the rest of the 2016 Springboards team are here to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. Don’t hesitate to approach me with any inquires you may have. I look forward to meeting you all during Fresher’s!