22nd January 1999

 

JOBS IN THE BAG FOR ENVIRONMENT STUDENTS

 

Environment students in Grimsby whose University of Lincolnshire & Humberside courses were paid for by the European Social Fund have landed plum jobs in the environmental sector.

 

Regional funding from the ESF paid the course fees and provided a bursary worth £70 a week to four students who took the university’s MSc in Environmental Protection and Management.

 

The students will receive their MSc certificates at the university’s winter graduation ceremony at Hull City Hall on Friday 29th January 1999.

 

Two have already found work in the sector. Claire Scannell now works for the Environment Agency in Lincoln while Richard Rowe secured a job this month with the Leeds-based energy consultants EMTECH.

 

“It’s exactly the type of job that I wanted, and I only got it because of the course that I took at the university,” said Richard, who is currently managing the energy requirements of a major supermarket retailer.

 

“The course has achieved its aim in the sense that these students have found work in the environmental sector,” commented course manager Alan Powell. “The university is awarded money from the European Social Fund on the basis that the course will help to put students back into the workplace.”

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside currently has eighteen more ESF-funded students following environment-oriented courses.

 

Another student, Robert Craven, graduated from the university with a degree in Environmental Studies and went on to carry out a project developing generic environmental management systems with Lindum Construction in Lincoln.

 

He successfully studied for the MSc in Environmental protection and Management and has now landed a job as a graduate trainee environmental manager with Wakefield firm Morrison Construction.

 

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Eleanor Rands, who will be receiving her MSc on 29th January, undertook a work placement at the waste and recycling department of North-East Lincolnshire Council, where she looked into the environmental impact of closed landfill sites.

 

“The council is extremely pleased with her input and she’s still working there at the moment,” commented course manager Alan Powell.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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