Royal Holloway academics reach out to aspiring students

Posted on 11/12/2013

Dr Innes M. Keighren and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton (Geography) and Dr Polly Dalton (Psychology) today delivered interactive presentations to sixth-form students from a number of schools in Tower Hamlets as part of a long-running mentoring scheme—“Fostering aspiration and unleashing potential: training disadvantaged sixth-formers to apply to university”—organised by the Cumberland Lodge educational charity.

Designed to demystify university education, and to inspire students’ curiosity in geography and psychology, the presentations introduced students to questions of exploration, geopolitics, and the psychology of attention and awareness.

The talks from Drs Dalton, Keighren, and Pinkerton are part of a wide range of outreach activities organised by the College, including the popular Royal Holloway Science Festival. Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity which aims to provide a creative space for the free exchange of ideas and views through a programme of conferences, retreats, seminars, and conversations on topics which impact upon contemporary society.

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