Before graduating in my degree, Environmental Science, I worked in retail. Post
graduation I held positions as a site chemist in the Pharmaceutical
& Waste Chemical Industries. Following this, I was employed by a
global tree surgery company, which led to a position as a Surveyor, Risk Assessor & Team Manager, in
Utility Aboriculture. I then set out on a long held ambition of being
my own boss & working outdoors, Environmental Scientists do it in
the field! :)
Environmental science is an
interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and
information sciences (including ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology,
mineralogy, oceanology, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science,
and geodesy) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental
Environmental science emerged
from the fields of natural history and medicine during the Enlightenment.
Today it provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach
to the study of environmental systems.
Related areas of study
include environmental studies and environmental engineering.
Environmental scientists work
on subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative
energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resource management,
and the effects of global climate change. Environmental issues almost
always include an interaction of physical, chemical, and biological processes.
Environmental scientists bring a systems approach to the analysis of
environmental problems. Key elements of an effective environmental scientist
include the ability to relate space, and time relationships as well as
Degree Certificate & Final Year Modules:
> Atmospheric Chemical Pollution & Control
> Biological Impact of Air Pollution
> Enivironmental Policy & Decision Making
> Fieldcourse Ecology
> Habitat Management & Nature Conservation
> Project: Atmospheric Exhaust Pollution & Control