Environmental Science placements

If you have a specific business challenge that you don’t have the time or resource to tackle, hosting a Stirling student for a placement may offer the perfect solution.

Read on for more information about how student placements can benefit your business, or contact us to ask a question. 

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Student placements and projects

Our students are looking for work experience related to their studies throughout the year. By welcoming a Stirling student into your business, you’ll be gaining a valuable asset to help you tackle a specific project or need, as well as building relationships with the next generation of leaders.

What skills can our Environmental Science students offer your business?

Our Environmental Science students can offer your business a range of skills and knowledge exchange in the following areas:

  • Environmental systems and process knowledge
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Environmental sampling and sample analysis
  • Environmental data analysis
  • GIS and spatial analyses
  • Environmental policy and regulation awareness
  • Environmental management

Examples of previous projects

  • Development of a carbon calculator for determining lifecycle emissions from offshore windfarm developments.
  • Development of a lobby pack for environmental community organisations / projects who want to engage the support of their local council.
  • Water quality data analysis in an area of former mining and production of catchment management recommendations.
  • Short informational video for a community biodiversity organisation based on research into the drivers for individuals engagement with the group's work.

When do students go on placement?

Placements can be physical or remote, with students actually working on their placement between mid-January and early April. Students only take one other taught module alongside the placement giving them plenty of time to devote to it.

Before students start their placement in January they must submit a project brief outlining the aims, scope, timelines and outputs from the project that has been discussed and agreed with their placement host. Students and hosts are expected to meet in November to start the discussion and development of this project brief.

Submit a project proposal

Complete our scoping form to let us know the kind of support you're looking for and what you'd like students to work on within your business.

Get in touch

If you have any questions please contact Clare Wilson.