Dear Students, 

This is the final email of our 'Meet The Team' email series, in which we are introducing your Senior Tutor and Study Abroad Co-ordinators in the School of Geography. You can also read about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary in a bit more detail via the links below.
 Introducing Dr Philippa Williams
The Senior Tutor in the School of Geography is Dr Philippa Williams. She has overall responsibility for matters concerning student support and welfare within the School, and can advise on health and welfare issues and on any problems that may arise during your time with us. You will be able to contact her by email or in person during advice and feedback hours. Philippa also chairs the Student-Staff Liaison Committee which is an important platform and a formal means of communication and discussion between the School and you, our students. 
"My research and teaching intersects political, economic and development geography, with a focus on everyday life in India and its transnational community. My work is animated by questions about citizenship, development and justice, experiencing economic transformations and the political economy of violence and non-violence." 
 Introducing Dr Regan Koch & Dr Olivia Sheringham
One of the the School of Geography's Study Abroad Co-ordinators is Dr Regan Koch who is also International Study Director. Your other Study Abroad Co-ordinator is Dr Olivia Sheringham. They will be your first point of contact for any study abroad queries.
 "I am an urban and cultural geographer fascinated by public life in cities. My work focuses on novel forms of urban togetherness and to innovations in how we live, work, get around and socialise in different cities and neighbourhoods. I have a particular interest in food-related trends and have examined these in London and cities across the USA."
"I am a social and cultural geographer with a particular interest in migration, diasporas and cities. My work has focused on place-making and integration, migration and religion, creolization and identity formation, and geographies of home and the city."
 Global opportunities at Queen Mary

Students at QMUL Geography have many great options for spending time abroad, from a summer programme to an entire semester or year-long exchange.

Spending time abroad is not only an enriching and exciting way to broaden your university and life experience, but exploring the world is also second nature to geographers and environmental scientists! We encourage our students to develop a global perspective and each year many of them take up this great opportunity of studying abroad.

The International Exchange Programme allow students to study at prestigious universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Singapore. The Erasmus+ within Europe and Erasmus+ beyond Europe exchange programmes allow you to spend a semester or year either in Denmark, Sweden or India, and these programmes all come with generous levels of financial support. We also work with many partner universities across the globe to create and promote international experiences for our students during the summer – these currently include academic, cultural and language emersion options in China, India, Brazil and Colombia.

If you are intersted in studying abroad during your time with us, please get in touch with either Regan or Olivia as soon as possible, to discuss your options.

You will also be able to find out more about these opportunities, and meet the Global Opportunities team who facilitate these exchanges, at the Go Abroad Fair on Wednesday 17 October
 Succeed at university
Want some advice on settling in and how to manage your time effectively? Hear from current students and staff who share their top tips for success at university. Check out the Succeed project and watch our series of short videos resources on YouTube.

You can find more advice and lots of helpful tips on our blogs.


We will be in touch again soon with some important information about Welcome Week, but in the meantime if you have any questions or queries, please feel free to ask us.

We look forward to meeting you in September!

Best wishes,

School of Geography Admissions Team
Queen Mary University of London


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