- Inspired by the Norfolk Broads to future-proof our environment
- Passionate about educating others to save the planet
- Raising awareness through the power of photography
- Ready to learn to dive and surf in the South West
Conserving our environment
1. Who are you? And what is your passion?
I'm studying environmental science because I want to ensure what we've got is still here for future generations. I’m passionate about educating others on how they can play their part in preserving the environment.
I would love to be known as someone who cares about conservation. Someone who helps people understand our problems and educates them to make a real difference to environments all over the world.
2. How does Plymouth lead the way in environmental science?
Early in my first year, I'd already had lots of laboratory work and been on two field trips.
3. What is a fear you’d like to conquer?
Being an environmental scientist, my fear of spiders isn't a great one to have.
4. How do you respond when faced with a problem?
I'm already solving real world problems on the course. Learning how humans and nature can live and work together.
5. What do you know of that you believe could really change our world for the better?
We've had massive climate rallies all over the planet and it gives me hope that the growing publicity these issues are gaining will lead to real changes.
6. What do you want the world to look like in 10 years?
In an ideal world, fossil fuels would be completely driven out of use and we would rely as much as possible on renewable energy.
7. If you had the chance to share one message with the whole world, what would it be?
Get out there and do something positive, even if you think it is something small. If we all work on our own little part of the jigsaw, we can keep our world a bright and safe place.
Photographs taken in the field by Ben Ellett.
Understand human environmental impact and build solutions to real environmental issues
Develop an understanding of climate change, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability, in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Apply the latest techniques in the laboratory and the field – both in the UK and overseas, and graduate ready to shape the future of fields from ecosystem management to environmental monitoring.