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School of Environment, Education and Development

Lucy Boruk

Integrated Master’s in Geography (MGeog)

Lucy Boruk - Integrated Master’s in Geography (MGeog)

Why did you choose Geography at Manchester?

I chose geography at Manchester as the course itself seemed very flexible with a choice of both human and physical modules. This was great for me as at the time I was unsure what I wanted to specialise in. On the open day the staff proved to be very welcoming and the overall atmosphere seemed very friendly. I chose The University of Manchester in particular as the sheer size of the University meant that there were a range of academics specialising in different areas of geography, everything from health geography to economic geography. Therefore, I believed Manchester could offer me a well-grounded insight in to all the different areas of the subject.

Why have you chosen to transfer onto the MGeog?

I have chosen to transfer onto the MGeog as I have enjoyed my experience in geography at The University of Manchester. I believe another year will provide me with a competitive edge over other graduates when looking for employment. The additional qualification will prove to an employer that I have determination, tenacity and the ability to develop a high level knowledge. The course will also allow me to pursue a specialist area of interest that I have developed during my undergraduate degree.

If you could invite anyone, living or dead, to dinner, who would it be and why?

Albert Einstein once said "As a young man, my fondest dream was to become a geographer. However, while working in the Customs Office, I thought deeply about the matter and concluded that it was far too difficult a subject. With some reluctance, I then turned to physics as an alternative."

I would love to meet Einstein and ask him what he found difficult about geography. I’m sure after a conversation with me, I would have definitely persuaded him that geography is a much better option as it is fun, flexible and has lots of room for innovative thinking.