Yesterday, we welcomed over 700 students from Harris Federation Academies across London. The Outreach event was filled with subject talks, lab demonstrations, campus tours and student life sessions.
Hosted by Dr David Hone, with the support of several academics and students from across the Science and Engineering Faculty, the day was a huge success. In the Biology Subject talk, Dr David Hone talked about Dinosaur Behaviour and the future of Dinosaurs underpinned by his research out in the field as a paleontologist. Dr Eliza Hunt shared her knowledge of planets and the universe and Dr Gwijde Maegherman spoke about perception psychology using a virtual reality headset.
We spoke with third year Zoology Student, Zoe Franklin Goddard, who helped the day run smoothly.
“I had the fantastic opportunity to be part of an educational event at engaging with A-level pupils from Harris Federation, coming from all corners of London. Many of them have never had the chance to explore the world of university, and this event aimed to provide insights into what it's like to be a student here at Queen Mary. My role was to answer their questions at the end of their day exploring the campus in a Q&A session to about 50 students- sharing my experiences about life at university, from lectures and labs to coursework and campus life. I'm grateful for the chance to help these aspiring students get a glimpse of what university life is all about and hopefully inspire them to consider Queen Mary University as their future academic home!”
Here at the School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and see the value in sharing our research and knowledge as a force for social mobility.