School of Earth and Environmental Sciences


Here in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, our postgraduate courses have an excellent reputation with employers and consequently our graduates go onto find employment in the UK and overseas where their skills are in demand. Our role here is not just to teach, but to actively support all students in finding the right career on graduation; this may be a job in industry or following a research career. We help students develop the right skills through using a number of initiatives:

  • Making sure career and research skills are part of all our degree programmes and enhance these skills as part of the tutorial system.
  • Make use of external speakers to provide insights and expertise from an industry, regulatory and research perspective.
  • Regularly talk to potential employers to make sure we are helping you develop skills that they are looking for
  • Organise an Annual Postgraduate Conference at which all students present the results of their research or vocational project to an audience of staff, external examiners and fellow students.
  • Organising recruitment fairs and Job and Placement Fairs which give you the opportunity to meet potential employers before you have graduated. We also help students attend other external specialist career events.
  • Provide extensive field training in skills such as geomorphological mapping, applied soil and rock descriptions, geological mapping and terrain evaluation for landslide, volcanic, flood and seismic environments. These skills are highly valued by employers.
  • Provide students with opportunities to develop their project either through a vocational or research route, thereby providing spring board for their chosen career path.

The University careers service also provides support throughout your course, they can help you to plan for your future and the University careers advisors are always on hand to help with applications and interview training, and providing information on latest careers news and events.