Testimonial 3

Mining industry consultant in south Africa who was trained at Birkbeck

I am a Geology Consultant working in the Mining Industry in South Africa. I studied for BSc Geology part time through Birkbeck. I wanted to do something new, interesting and flexible, and although I was a face-to-face student,  the distance learning option from Birkbeck Earth and Planetary Sciences was the perfect way to fit in my degree whilst holding down a full time job.  If work commitments came up and I had to miss a lecture or two I could catch up using the distance learning facilities provided.  The field trips once a year allowed us to interact with the distance learners from all over the world which have developed into great business contacts as well as life long friends.  Since completing the degree I have relocated to South Africa and through contacts I have made whilst studying I have secured a great job doing what I love most. I would definitely recommend Birkbeck Earth and Planetary Science, no other University offers fantastic courses that fit into your life, with all the support you could imagine from both the Lecturers, Demonstrators and fellow Students.

Joanne MacGillicuddy