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Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean
16 July 2021

Professor Kate Spencer, Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, has recently written for The Conversation exploring how coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean.

New book provides unique and fascinating record of life under lockdown
30 June 2021

People pose in their doorways, holding a range of possessions - dumbbells and dartboards, guinea pigs and gardening tools, accordions and artwork. These are just some of the images captured in a new book, Life Under Lockdown, which provides a unique insight into life during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Gibraltar reform is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe
29 June 2021

Dr Sydney Calkin, a Lecturer in Human Geography within the School of Geography, discusses how Gibraltar's recent referendum to make abortion legally available is a small – but important – step for abortion rights in Europe for The Conversation.

Recent graduates receive prestigious dissertation awards
25 June 2021

Graduates from the School of Geography have recently been awarded 1st and 2nd prizes from the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) for their in UK-wide competitions.

Calls for expressions of interest for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships
8 June 2021

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) welcomes Expressions of Interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record to apply jointly with a QMUL host supervisor, to the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021.

Global development: re-thinking the future of work after the pandemic
17 May 2021

Dr William Monteith, Lecturer in Human Geography at Queen Mary, is set to release an edited collection based on his research on experiences of informal and unwaged work in different regions of the world.

WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update may be banned in the EU – but the app’s sights are fixed on India
13 May 2021

Dr Philippa Williams, Reader in Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London has co-written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the roll out of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which critics warn will lead to more data sharing with its parent company Facebook. The piece was co-written with Dr Lipika Kamra from O.P. Jindal Global University.

Queen Mary leads pioneering research into rewilding lowlands
7 April 2021

Academics from Queen Mary University of London are developing a new research partnership with a pioneering lowland rewilding site in southern England.

PODCAST: Professor Kate Heppell on chalk stream environments
25 February 2021

Take a listen to Professor Kate Heppell on the Ask the Geographer podcast series from the Department of Education and Outdoor Learning with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

New paper evaluates the impact of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystem services.
22 April 2020

A new paper co-authored by James Bradley, published in Limnology & Oceanography, evaluates the potential impacts of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystems and ecosystem services in the deep ocean.

3-year post-doc available in Arctic soil biogeochemical modelling
5 February 2020

The Earth Surface Science group at Queen Mary University of London are seeking a 36-month biogeochemical modelling PDRA to work on a joint NERC-NSF funded project ‘Sensors Under Snow: Seasonal Processes in the Evolution of Arctic Soils (SUN SPEARS)’.

PhD Voice: Against Discovery Unmapping Knowledges and Poetic Listening
31 January 2020

By Kate Lewis Hood, Second year PhD student in Geography and English
Taken from the independent PhD blog: Making Space

Student Voice: My first six months at Queen Mary
30 December 2019

Geography BA student, Amal Soulamaine, shares her experience during the first six months of studying at the Queen Mary University of London School of Geography

Student Voice: Why I chose to Study at Queen Mary School of Geography
30 December 2019

Written by Maria Hadzhieva, third year Geography BA student

Student Voice: My tips for choosing your Undergraduate Programme
30 December 2019

Written by Christina Sirl, third year Human Geography BA student

2019 Geography graduate wins RGS-IBG dissertation prize
5 December 2019

2019 Queen Mary Geography graduate, Tabitha Shell, wins joint first place in Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG) Gender and Feminist Geographies Research Group Dissertation Competition. We interview her about her outstanding accomplishment.

Student Voice: My Lake District Field Trip Experience
19 November 2019

Katie Mulherin, Environmental Science student shares her experience on October's field trip to the Lake District

Dr Emily Lines interview: The Calmer You podcast
4 November 2019

Dr Emily Lines, Lecture in Environmental Science, was recently interviewed about climate change, the environment and what we can do to help.

Student Voice: My first few weeks as a Postgraduate
4 November 2019

This year we will be following Development and Global Health MA student, Lotte Veale. In her first post, Lotte shares her experiences in the first few weeks of studying with us.

LIDC Internships for Masters students
1 November 2019

The London International Development Centre's (LIDC) internship programme will be incorporated in Queen Mary University of London’s Masters Programmes Global Development Futures, Development and International Business and Development and Global Health.

Student Voice: My Freshers Experience
12 September 2019

By Katie Mulherin, 2nd Year Environmental Science student

What can Love Island tell us about the history of love?
16 July 2019

Our Associate Professor Dr David Geiringer explains all in his article in the Metro 

BBC News: Toxic Landfill Warning
16 July 2019

Researchers from the School of Geography featured on BBC News

headshots of people School of Geography Alumni Profiles
17 May 2019

Learn what our Alumni go on to do, in our Queen Mary School of Geography alumni profiles featured on the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) website

1st place: South East © Justina Naravaite Worldview 2019: Winners Announced
22 March 2019

All current and former students and staff of the School of Geography were invited to submit images to the School's annual photo competition, Worldview, in five categories: Boundaries, City Life, Resilient Earth, My Place in the World and My Time at Queen Mary.

Announcing New London NERC DTP Studentship Projects for 2019
6 February 2019

The School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London is announcing an exciting opportunity for a four-year, NERC DTP funded PhD position