Sally Walker - BSc Environmental Conservation

Image of SallyName: Sally Walker

Degree: BSc Hons Environmental Conservation

Year of graduation: 2010

Sandwich year:  Assistant Natural Environment Advisor, Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence

Honours dissertation title: Odonata and their habitat preferences on a heathland site at Defence Fuel Group (DFG) West Moors, Dorset , UK

Job title: Graduate Agricultural Environment and Business Consultant

Employer: ADAS

Location of job: Leeds
 
The best thing about the degree was the field trips. The university is set in perfect surroundings for looking at what you’re studying. The final year trip to Tenerife was brilliant. Spending the day in the sun on a 2000 year old lava field definitely beats sitting in a lecture theatre.

I would recommend students to take a sandwich year because mine helped me to achieve so much. The knowledge and experience of working that you gain help you to take it up a level in your final year. I also wouldn’t have got onto a relevant graduate placement without that experience.

In my career I hope to become a successful Environmental Consultant, helping to manage man’s development and interaction with the environment sustainably and to protect the invaluable nature conservation resource in the UK . I’m aiming to achieve Chartered status in the next 5-10 years.