Putting herself on the map: former St Joseph’s pupil Lizzie Maunder offered prestigious Royal Geographical Society Scholarship.
It has been a busy seven years for former pupil Lizzie Maunder, a talented all-rounder who has since made waves in the world of academia. Having left St Joseph’s in 2013 after completing her GCSEs, everyone at school was delighted to hear of all she has achieved since. After A Levels, Lizzie completed an integrated masters, an MEnv, in Environmental Geography at the prestigious York University. Following this, she moved on to the venerable halls of University College London (UCL) where she studied a further masters, an MSc, at ) this past year in Environment, Politics & Society. Her dissertation is currently in the final stages so at the time of going to press she hadn’t received her grade yet.
Meanwhile, earlier in the summer of 2020, Lizzie applied to study a PGCE degree and return to the classroom, but this time as teacher.
Following a rigorous interview process, she has been accepted onto the highly competitive PGCE programme at the University of Oxford and commenced her studies at Kellogg College on 14 September.
Determined to make the most of this opportunity, and always one to rise to a challenge, in addition Lizzie applied to the Royal Geographical Society for a scholarship. After another challenging interview process, she received the good news that she has been awarded a scholarship. The official title of the scholarship is ‘RGS-IBG Geography Teacher Training Scholarship.’ A huge well done to Lizzie for gaining what is a highly prestigious scholarship, and one which sees Lizzie become a post graduate scholar of the RGS.
Lizzie still very fondly remembers her years at St Jo’s, and given her chosen career it is no surprise that a real highlight were her geography lessons with Mrs White & Dr George. Well done Dr George and Mrs White – one of many pupils who gain so much at school, leading to a lifelong love of a subject that inspires.