The Department runs the successful event "Success in the Job Market with a Civil Engineering and Environmental Degree" to showcase the career opportunities provided by the postgraduate degrees run by the Department. The event is very popular and attracts more than 100 people every year. The event is filmed and to watch the videos of talks, please click on the links below.
Peter Dupen Consultant Hydrogeologist at Jacobs discussed the value of Hydrogeology both in the UK and overseas [14 min video]. Throughout the World the issue of water scarcity, water security, water economics and health and sanitation all rely on high quality hydrogeology knowledge. His talk launched the new MSc in Hydrogeology.
Ruth Elder, Environmental Engineer at Mott MacDonald [14 min video] and John Fox, Environmental Consultant at Halcrow [10 min video] both talked about the exciting times ahead in Environmental Consultancy in 2010 and 2009 respectively. Ruth and John are both Strathclyde graduates from the MSc in Sustainability & Environmental Studies - this very successful degree is a pan-University MSc on sustainability that has been running since 1992.
Eilidh Meechan, an Environmental Health Officer at South Lanarkshire Council, discussed how an Environmental Health Officer's job ranges from health professional, to lawyer and politician [15 min video]. Eilidh is a graduate of the MSc in Environmental Health - this degree, the only one of its kind in Scotland, is accredited by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.
Professor Andy Sloan from Donaldson Associates Ltd spoke about how Geotechnics is craving for well qualified graduates [16 min video]. Professor Andy Sloan a key contributor on the MSc in Geotechnics.
Caroline Gauchotte (from the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability at Strathclyde) discussed the exciting new field of Environmental Forensics [10 min video]. Strathclyde is leading the way in this field with the best equipped labs for environmental forensics in the UK, world-leading expertise in this area, and the first MSc in Environmental Forensics in the UK.
Steven Finnie from Scottish Water Waste Services talked about the winning combination of environment and entrepreneurship [13 min video]. Steven is a graduate from the MSc in Environmental Entrepreneurship - the first MSc of its kind in Europe.
Keith Torrance (from Civil Engineering at Strathclyde) talked about using an MRes as a springboard for a PhD [8 min video]. It is possible, on successful completion of the MRes research project, for good quality researchers to transfer to the PhD Programme (i.e. the MRes would be equivalent to the first year of the PhD). The department has scholarships and excellence awards for MRes. Keith is a graduate of the MRes in Geo-Environmental Engineering and is currently doing a PhD in the department.
The general message from these events is that, in spite of the recession, Environmental Engineering, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Environmental Health, Hydrogeology and Geotechnics are among the sectors predicting an increase in job opportunities.