Tuesday 19 May 2015
From exploring flood-prone Florida to working with local schools in the East End, QMUL Geography and Environmental Science students have been taking their learning out of the classroom and into action this semester.
The School of Geography newsletter, now online, includes stories about all these activities and more, including the successful launch of a brand new series of events for prospective students – the Festival of Geography.
To catch up on the Geography student blog click here or read about some of their exciting field trips and projects below.
Exploring alpine environments: destination New Zealand for QMUL geographers and environmental science students
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. Click here to find out more.
Environmental Science students team up with the Environment Agency
Students on QMUL Geography’s Masters programme Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments teamed up with hydrometry and telemetry specialists from the Environment Agency for a field trip in the Thames catchment to find out about state-of-the-art stream gauging technologies.
Accurate river flow data are vital for understanding, predicting and preparing for flood events and the students were introduced to a range of different approaches to monitoring and measuring flows as well as visiting the Jubilee River flood alleviation channel. To find out more click here.