The School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management was disestablished on 1 January, 2017.

Following a review, the school was merged with the School of Earth Sciences to create the new School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences website can be found at https://sees.uq.edu.au/

Paul Schmidt is currently doing a PhD with GPEM after completing his Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) degree in 2009.
Paul Schmidt is currently doing a PhD with GPEM after completing his Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) degree in 2009.

Paul Schmidt completed his undergraduate degree here at UQ with first class honours in the Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development). In 2009, Paul started his PhD candidature in environmental planning, researching ways to enhance the flexibility of policy and governance for ecological management in urban and peri-urban areas, particularly in response to uncertainty surrounding global environmental change and ecological systems.

“UQ is a great environment to learn and experience a whole range of applications for sustainability principles".
 
"Towards the end of my honours year in early 2009 I made the decision to undertake postgraduate study. It gives me a chance to look at some of the issues from my broad undergrad degree in a lot more detail. It also gives me the chance to integrate some of my other life experiences within my research".
 
"I came back to study from the workforce- from running a small business- I was almost twice the age of my fellow students and having to sit still for a whole lecture was excruciating! Since those early days though, I have had significant success as student. I was Valedictorian in 2009, received a Summer Scholarship in 2008/9, received the Billabong award for highest overall grade in ENVM2524, another research grant in 2008 and a Summer Scholarship in 2007/8 from the Sustainable Minerals Institute".coast
 
"I am now a Research Assistant to Tiffany Morrison and I also work as a teaching assistant in GPEM. Apart from that, I am also a volunteer at a local Bushcare group...and a Dad...is that an extracurricular activity?"

"I am one of the first years of graduates who will work my entire career in the context of  complex issues such as climate change and resource depletion. I have an opportunity to apply my skills to work in ways that develop multi-layered, multi-disciplinary and enduring approaches to these problems. My studies at UQ have shown me that we don’t have to continue with ‘business as usual ‘given me a range of ways to respond creatively to these issues".
 

Last updated: Mar 24, 2016