Testimonial 10

UK Electrician who became a hydrogeologist in the environmental industry

I began my degree with Birkbeck whilst working as an electrician. I had always wanted to study Geology and the BSc Geology course with distance learning suited my lifestyle perfectly.

Living away from London, I was able to study the bulk of the course material at home during evenings and weekends. I also had the opportunity to attend a number of the face-to-face lectures throughout the year which enabled me to mix with the excellent teaching staff and fellow students, with whom I have developed continuing friendships.

Since graduating from Birkbeck with my degree I have begun a career with an international Environmental Consultancy involved in land drilling and contaminated land remediation. The mixture of distance learning and face-to-face teaching at Birkbeck has given me the opportunity to expand my career and future prospects and I would wholeheartedly recommend Birkbeck Earth and Planetary Science courses to anyone with an interest or looking to change career.

Ross Baker