Hello, welcome to QMUL’s School of Geography! My name is Beth. I’m a third-year BA Geography undergraduate at QMUL. I’m doing a BA in geography but to be honest I haven’t actually studied a physical geography module since my first year. That’s one of the great things about studying Geography and/or Environmental Science here at QMUL- once you get into your second year you can focus your study within the areas of Geography you love. Personally, I’m most passionate about economic and health geography.
I’m not your ‘traditional’ QMUL Geography student. Firstly, I’m two years older than most of my classmates as I took some time out of education after sixth-form. Secondly, I applied and gained my place at QMUL via clearing instead of through the traditional application process. Finally, unlike the rest of the Springboards team, I live outside of London during term time. I commute into university daily from a little village just outside of Southend-on-Sea. It does takes me almost two hours to reach Mile End, however, I love living out here within the countryside.
I genuinely have no idea what I want to do with my life once I finish my degree. All I do know, however, is that I want to do something that has a positive impact in the world. I joined the Springboards team because I see this as a way I can have a positive impact. Starting here is challenging, but I promise you it is worth it. I remember feeling incredibly anxious (yet incredibly excited) for weeks before my Welcome Week. Me, and the rest of the team, are here to ease your anxieties, answer your questions and help you settle into university the best we can. I hope to give you the best advice and support I can to aid you through your first few weeks at university.
Welcome to QMUL. I’m looking forward to meeting you all in September!