Meet some of our Achievers in the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management at the University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

Achievers

Meet our achievers from the Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management

"We jump straight into using the labs in the first week of first year... it is very hands-on" - Joy

"My experience at the University of Newcastle helped me to succeed in any environment – wet or dry. As a champion water polo player I made the most of the state-of-the-art sporting facilities at Newcastle. 

After graduation I got a great opportunity to work as an Environmental Consultant, dealing with global issues in Australia, China, India and the Middle East. Now I'm travelling the world as well as playing water polo. Thanks to the Uni, I'm looking at a very busy future with plenty of options" - Phil.

"I am currently working for Douglas Partners in Newcastle as an environmental scientist. In my role I assess former industrial sites for soil and groundwater contamination. My degree prepared me well for this position by giving me the valuable hands-on experience that all employers look for.

I chose Newcastle because it allowed me to study a relevant degree program in my hometown. Secondly, Newcastle offers a great lifestyle with plenty of opportunity to find casual work while I was studying.

The best part of my degree was the opportunity I was given to undertake field work in a national park in the Northern Territory – I will never forget this experience!

My advice to other students is, make sure you have a great work/life balance by participating in as much as you can through your degree. Never be afraid to ask for help from staff. They are so encouraging and very keen to share their knowledge with you" - Catherine.

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