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Succeed at university


Are you coming to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) this September? Are you interested to hear from current students about their top tips for success at university? Or maybe you want to get some advice on settling in and how to manage your time effectively? A new series of short video resources developed by the School of Geography will be perfect for you!

Follow Aqeeb, a first year geographer at QMUL, as he seeks support from other students, academics, and advisers. Packed full of practical, down-to-earth advice and tips, this series of 16 short videos will be invaluable to anyone at the start of their geography or environmental science course.

The videos form part of the Succeed Project, developed by the School of Geography, to help students make the transition to degree-level study by providing resources, sharing advice and signposting further support. The undergraduate and postgraduate students profiled in the films are from widening participation backgrounds which means that they are the first people in their families to go to university. In the clip below, you can hear more about Katharine’s experience of studying geography at university:

The project has been developed by Dr Stephen Taylor (Lecturer in Human Geography and Deputy Schools Liaison Officer – Widening Participation) and Kate Amis (Widening Participation Officer), with filming and production support from Teralon Films.

We understand that the transition to university can be quite daunting for some, but through these new resources we’re hoping to demystify certain elements of university life, signpost the wealth of support services available in the School and on campus, and provide top tips for success at university and beyond.
Dr Stephen Taylor

More information

  • The playlist of fully-subtitled videos is available to view and share via the School of Geography’s YouTube channel.
  • The Succeed Project was funded by the generous support of the HEFCE Student Opportunity Fund.



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