Graduate Profiles

Manisha Kumar, MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change

Manisha, from Washington DC in the USA, graduated in September 2015 from the MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course and shortly after that she accepted a position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be working in the Office of Research and Development. Manisha had very good things to say about Swansea and these kind words for her course tutor Dr Iain Robertson – “I want to thank you again for all your help, guidance, and support throughout the MSc program in Swansea. It was an experience I will always value.” Hear more from Manisha here -http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/international/northamerica/usa/

Alice Nolan, MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change

“I chose to study this course at Swansea as I had already enjoyed my undergraduate degree here. I really enjoyed that the course is quite full on, with a lot of independent work but a willingness from lecturers to help with any issues you have. Anyone considering this course I would advise to come to the university and speak with the lecturers about the potential interests they have. You get out what you put in. I want to go into a field that requires some expertise, although I feel as though I will need more experience once in or looking for a job, Swansea has provided the stepping stone for my future career. The lecturers helped me because they take a back seat, but I understand that they are there to support me when I need it. They have allowed me to be independent.”

Thomas Perks, MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change

After from the MSc in 2013 Thomas went on to earn a position at the Associated British Ports Marine Environmental Research. He said of his time at Swansea – “I chose this course at Swansea University because of the funding Available (Access to Master's Scheme) and specific course content (Climate Change and GIS modules). I enjoyed studying topics in greater depth than at undergraduate level, and the opportunity to undertake my dissertation in partnership with an external organisation. The lecturers were highly approachable throughout the course, and were always available for advice outside of lectures and seminars. Studying at Master's level in Swansea provided the opportunity to build upon the knowledge and skills I acquired as an undergraduate. For example, completing my Master's dissertation in partnership with an external company enabled development of my communication and organisational skills, as well as my ability to synthesize research. These skills have been vital for development of my career in the marine consulting sector.”