As someone who holds dual nationality, I am both English and French; the experience of different cultures and environment fascinates me. Growing up I split my time between England and France which helped to inspire my love of travel and exploring new places.
From an early age I have been a regular reader of National Geographic magazine and also enjoy the National Geographic television channel. I particularly enjoy documenting my travels using photography, something that was reflected in A Level choices. Alongside Photography I also chose to take Geography, Travel and Tourism, and Maths.
This combination of subjects allowed me to gain further knowledge in subjects that interest me, as well as helping me to develop my analytical and critical thinking skills. I was very interested in how events, such as the El Nino phenomenon, can have worldwide effects and how the world has reacted to it.
Another aspect of studying Geography that enjoyed at A Level was carrying out field work. It was a trip to the Lake District confirmed my passion and inspired me to choose to study Human Geography at degree level.
Outside of my education I am a keen traveller and try to travel both to Europe and the wider world at least twice every year. I hope that I have more opportunities to travel both throughout my time at university and after graduation.
I have also volunteered for a variety of organisations, both in the UK and abroad. My favourite volunteering experience was teaching English to primary school aged children during a trip to Peru.
Studying a Human Geography degree will allow me to further develop my skills, especially the skills required to carry out fieldwork. I feel that my love of travel and my understanding of various cultures has given me a strong foundation that will enable me to achieve my best during my degree.
I hope that after graduation I can gain an entry level role in the travel and tourism industry. I am also considering the possibility of gaining further qualifications by enrolling on a postgraduate course.