Queen Mary, University of London - 'Living wage' support honoured

December 4, 2008

A department of geography has been recognised for its research into the plight of London's low-paid migrant workers. Queen Mary, University of London, has been named Best University Academic Department of 2008 by the charity London Citizens. The department has championed the "living wage" campaign, which pushes for better pay and conditions for migrant workers. Jane Wills, professor of geography, said: "There is no better place to study human geography than the East End of London, and being part of London Citizens means we can teach our students and do our research through active engagement in the city around us."

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