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Research Environment and Facilities

What a School you’ve got! I had wonderful interactions with so many people, and got terrific, inspiring and incredibly useful feedback on my work in both the research frameworks and more formal sessions, as well as in all the various informal gatherings. I so appreciated ... your colleagues’ generosity intellectually.
Professor Cindi Katz, Visiting Research Fellow and City University of New York

Research Environment

We offer a thriving and supportive research environment organised around our research themes: Culture, Space and Power; Economy, Development and Social Justice; Health, Biosciences and Security, and Earth Surface Science.

As members of one or more of these themes, academic staff and postgraduate researchers host regular research events including a weekly Research Seminar Series, the David M Smith Annual Lecture and our Research Frameworks which allow more informal engagement with visiting scholars.

Regular research activities are also hosted by our interdisciplinary research centres:

Research Facilities

All postgraduate researchers have allocated desk space in dedicated postgraduate offices. Networked computing facilities are provided to all students, and access to specialist equipment, software and technical support is available.

The School has invested considerably in its laboratory facilities, which are amongst the best of any Schools of Geography in the UK. In addition to the School’s laboratory facilities, physical geographers and environmental scientists have access to the laboratories located in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

All postgraduate researchers are supported by the QMUL Doctoral College, which provides a wide range of facilities and learning resources and will be hosted in the brand new Graduate Centre from 2017. Your professional development requirements are also supported by the Centre for Academic and Professional Development.  

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