Mycel Fontarum, BA Geography

Mycel Fontarum

Why did you choose to study BA Geography?

I chose the degree as it provides me with the opportunity to explore issues surrounding modern society, such as globalisation, migration and climate change.

What have you enjoyed most about the course?

I have enjoyed the opportunity to carry out independent projects as well as put the skills and knowledge acquired into practice, for example, the GIS module in years one and two enabled me to develop my time management skills and organisation.

What has been your favourite module and why?

Practising Sustainability has been my favourite module so far with some really interesting topics being presented such as sustainability within business corporations and also integrating sustainability into local communities. It was also possible to learn new skills such as report writing.

What’s the best thing about studying in Bristol?

Bristol has plenty of social and academic opportunities for students. For example, various festivals throughout the year such as the Bristol Nature Festival which could give further opportunities to expand on existing knowledge you gain from your course.

What extra-curricular opportunities have you been involved with?

I was a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) leader which I found rewarding because it allowed me to develop interpersonal skills. It has also aided my ability to get involved in other aspects of university life beyond my undergraduate geography degree.

Moreover, I have partaken in several volunteering events for example the UWE Greenspace team, which ultimately helps sustain and conserve woodlands in the surrounding local communities.

What are your plans after you graduate?

To find a job in research or practice relating to sustainability.

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