Exploring alpine environments: destination New Zealand for QMUL geographers and environmental science students
29 April 2015
Geography and environmental science studies can take students all over the world as they seek to research and analyse the theories and data they learn about in the lecture room. Easter is a busy fieldwork season for QMUL Geography and students travelled to destinations as diverse as the Cairngorms, Scotland to the Everglades in Florida. Here, BA Geographer Antaia Christou writes about her experience travelling to New Zealand where she and fellow students explored alpine environments.
“In this short story, I’d like to share with you some of the sights and studies from the other side of the world…
Our guides as well as the lecturers were very enthusiastic, willing to answer any question, and of course they have loads of experience and knowledge about all the processes that take place within these environments. This is certainly decisive when it comes to how much you can gain out of this experience on an academic level.
Overall, this has been the most exciting fieldtrip I’ve been to, and it has helped me to comprehend more about glaciers as well as have fun walking around New Zealand!”
A word about the author: Antaia Christou is one of QMUL Geography’s students. She is studying for her BA Geography and is due to graduate this year. She has also been one of the School’s Geography Ambassadors and represents the department at open days and other events.
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