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School of Geography

Stepping Stones celebration event


On 27 June 2018, Head of School of Geography Professor Alastair Owens presented certificates to 18 students from Mulberry School for Girls and Central Foundation Girls' School in recognition of their achievements on this year's Stepping Stones project.

Stepping Stones participants 2018
Stepping Stones participants 2018

Year 12 students from the two local schools worked with student mentors from the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London for two months to explore the topic of globalisation in depth. As part of the project they were introduced to Harvard referencing, researching from journals and drafting and structuring an undergraduate essay. The essays, marked by Dr Priya Lall, all achieved at least a pass to Y1 undergraduate standard. Several of the essays were deemed excellent, and the essays by Khadija Akter (Mulberry) and Saima Uddin (CFGS) in particular were deemed excellent and worthy of special mention. Successful students will be entitled to a reduced tariff offer if they chose to apply to study geography or environmental science at Queen Mary.

Stepping Stones has helped me by boosting my confidence whilst taking me out of my comfort zone. I have a better insight now into studying geography at univerity. Thank you to our wonderful mentors who have really helped us
Student participant from Mulberry School for Girls
Stepping Stones has been a wonderfully rewarding experience. I have enjoyed interacting with the mentees
Hamida Begum, graduating Y3 geographer who has secured a place on a PGCE in geography at UCL with a full training bursary

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