Careers go Green

Careers Go Green 2020

As part of USW Careers & Employability programming earlier this term, we were delighted to welcome a number of former students back to our virtual campus to help guide and inspire current students and fellow graduates who were considering a 'green futures' career.

Our 'Careers Go Green' graduate volunteers were draw from a range of organisations including Transport for Wales, Bluestone National Park Resorts and Durisol, as well as local authorities and academia.

Sessions were held across two days and were attended by more than 100 job seekers.  The events showcased the breadth of sustainability in the economy, gave attendees insight into industry challenges and the role of sustainability in innovation, business, waste, energy and urban design - and provided those that attended with food for thought around how we can all personally adopt a more sustainable approach to life. 

Lois Williams, Alumni Volunteering Officer, comments: "To welcome so many graduates from such a diverse range of organisations to talk about the importance and direction of 'greener futures' is testament to having graduate excellence at the very heart of contemporary issues affecting the world today.  We're proud that so many of our graduates are playing their part in this area and were pleased they were able to contribute to our programming."

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Thanks to all contributors with special mention to the following graduate volunteers:

  • Marten Lewis (MSc Management, 2012) Head of Corporate Responsibility, Bluestone National Park Resorts
  • Michael Rowland (Bsc Environmental Pollution Science & Biology, 1992) Strategic Lead Greenspace & Conservation, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Stephen Carr (PhD, 2009) Postdoctoral Researcher, Sustainable Environment Research Centre, USW
  • Jasmine Seaforth (BSc Renewable Energy Systems, 2017) Renewable Enegry Engineer, Ministry of Public Utilities, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Alice Milanese (Dip Energy Management and Systems Technology, 2014) Energy and Sustainability Manager, USW
  • Alex Olean (MSc Embedded System Design, 2009)
  • Natalie Lubbock (BSc Biology, 2013) Lecturer in Ecology, USW
  • Jo Westlake (BA Language and Communication, 2006) Senior Communications Officer, Natural Resource Wales
  • Dr Simon Lowthe-Thomas (MSc Conservation and Environmental Management, 1999) Chief Executive Officer, Severn Wye Energy Agency
  • Robert Ryan (BA Humanities, 1981) Director, Ryan Resources Limited

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