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Henry James


Henry James

Graduated 2017

MSc Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate

First Degree: Physical geography

First job after graduating: Environmental Consultant

What were your first impressions of the University and highlights?

Being a campus university, the university is a hub of activity and a great place to both study and socialise. From the start, there are opportunities to get involved with societies and sports club, and I decided to get involved with the university's cricket club, which gave me several highlights throughout the year. The first week of the course provided a welcome introduction to the course, new surroundings and course mates which was a great way to ease into life at Warwick.

What was the best thing about your course and Warwick?

The best thing about the course was that all lecturers talk from a wealth of professional and academic experience and remain at the forefront of research in their respective fields.

The degree refined a large number of transferable skills that have been important in the work place. The regular deadlines refined my organisational and time management skills, whilst developing my ability to use both written and numeric data to support arguments. Above all else, this course and its material gave me the opportunity to discuss the challenges associated with increasing demand on agricultural land for food production and how these challenges may be overcome. In being able to freely discuss the courses material with each other in class, it lead to both new thoughts of thinking whilst also reaffirming my enthusiasm for wanting to work within the environmental sector in some capacity.

The job involves working on various types of civil engineering projects and addressing their impact upon a variety of environmental issues such as; air, land and water contamination, flood risk, waste management and recycling.

Do you have any useful information for prospective students?

The 'Elizabeth Creek Trust Fund' generously funds several scholarships to help MSc students undertaking this course, by paying towards a significant portion of their tuition fees.