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    My original idea was to do something related to the degree I want to do which is 'sustainability and environmental management' but I have struggled to find a question within that area that wasn't too broad. For example, I was going to ask whether it is sustainable to create sustainable cities but my mentor said I needed to pin point a more specific question so now I'm lost and a bit behind. can someone help please?

    This is just an idea, but maybe you could ask something like 'To what extent have methods to make (city name) more sustainable been successful?', or 'To what extent have methods to make cities more sustainable been successful?' and pick out a couple of cities to research. Write about what methods have been used and how successful they have been, then write a conclusion on your findings?

    You could pick London as your city? Or if you live in a big city already eg Birmingham then you could use that

    Hello! I completed an EPQ alongside my A Levels and I chose to do mine on 'to what extent can animal testing be justified when considering medical purposes?'.
    Just keep in mind that you have to be able to gather primary data. I done a questionnaire to gather opinions on my subject. Your subject can be nothing to do with your current subjects either. well the syllabus.
    I'm going to university to do Adult Nursing and they found my EPQ really interesting at the university because it's so medical related and because on my course, it revolves a lot around research. So you don't need a direct title, could just be something broadly associated with your subject.
    'To what extent' question openers are really good too because it allows you to get good scope and really explore your title.

    Overall, I suggest you do something you're geniunely interested in because it is a lot of work and can get quite boring if you're not. The majority of people in my year doing EPQ pulled out last minute because of the work load, so pick something that motivates you. You need to be able to write A LOT about your topic too. Maybe do it on something like 'to what extent can the result of accidents producing radioactivity, be reduced in terms of the impact it has on the environment?'. This way, you can look at science, geography, management and bring history into it. It's just an idea, but I hope it helps. (also, would it be too geographical? idk)
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    thanks that's a really good idea!
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