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Choosing courses for 2014? New film gives students an insight into the School of Geography

With the UCAS deadline just passed for degree applications, A Level students from across the country are now starting to think about their final choices for their studies this autumn. A new film has been launched by the School of Geography to help offer a glimpse of what studying at one of the UK’s top research universities will be like.

The film, recorded at the University’s East London campus and including interviews with key academic staff, features on the School’s YouTube  channel.



Dr Simon Lewis, admissions tutor for the School of Geography, said he hoped potential students would see the wide variety of experiences open to those who choose to study at Queen Mary. “The film takes in so many of the key aspects of life here in the School,” he said. “From field trips to finding out about staff research areas that might inspire their own future studies and careers, we wanted to offer a snapshot of what it is like to be a Queen Mary geographer or environmental scientist.”


Geography Ambassadors are on hand during open days to chat to applicants and their parents.

Dr Lewis is part of the team that interviews prospective candidates throughout the UCAS application process. He said he was looking forward to meeting the final groups of applicants for 2014 entry as they visit Queen Mary during the next couple of months. “Interview days aren’t about being put in front of an academic and tested,” he said. “As well as talking about your knowledge and enthusiasm for studying at Queen Mary, it’s the students’ opportunity to find out more about Queen Mary, what studying in the School of Geography will be like, student life, careers and student support. Our Geography Ambassadors are on hand on the day too so they can offer their own perspectives on what it’s like to be a part of the School.”

Students can also see films about field trips to Mumbai India, Florida and Los Angeles USA as well as interviews with students and graduates on the School’s YouTube channel. Meanwhile, a newsletter is available on the website for those that want to read about recent events in the School too.

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