QChallenge London – applications now open!

Are you interested in building your CV and professional networks by leading real change in a top London organisation?

QChallenge London is a brand new employability programme exclusive to QMUL undergraduates in partnership with Common Purpose, and applications are open now.

Successful candidates will work in a team to explore a major challenge for a London organisation with a focus on health, housing and transport.

This opportunity is ideal for students who are:

  • Interested in developing their skills in the working world
  • Keen to put their mind to a real life business challenge
  • Looking to network with leaders from business, government and NFPs

Participants will be offered the chance to present their findings to their organisation as well as receiving a £50 voucher for submitting a reflective essay.

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The programme will run from 5 February – 13 April 2018. Applications are open until 3rd December for all QMUL undergraduates. Postgraduates may not apply.

Apply online here

If you’re looking for a unique challenge, which will not only expose you to an exciting range of networks and experiences but test your creative thinking, then apply for QChallenge London.


Jobs using Geography: transport, logistics and sustainability

QM graduate Elizabeth Hegarty is a sustainability manager at Heathrow airport. What is that? Well the term is interchangeable with corporate social responsibility manager, or corporate responsibility manager. This area of work has been expanding in the last few weeks, so there are increasing numbers of jobs available. She looks after Heathrow’s sustainability strategy, which means looking at how the business interacts positively with the environment, the economic health of the UK and local area, the local community and its staff and passengers.

Get an understanding of what’s going on in the sustainability/CSR world at http://acre-resources.com

Matt, a Sheffield university geography graduate, is on the traffic control graduate scheme with TfL. If you like GIS and computer modelling then his role might suit you.  He uses computer modelling and GIS to consider the effects of changes to the traffic flow in London.  One project he’s working on at the moment is looking at the impact to making the Embankment a ‘cycle boulevard’: what would happen to the traffic flow with one less lane? What is the real effect on cyclists?  There is an operational side to his daily work also, making decisions on where to send traffic when there are problems, such as the helicopter crash at Vauxhall.

Read more about careers in transport and logistics on the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport website and on the Inside Careers website.