'I thoroughly enjoyed the MSc which included a variety of different subjects and allowed me to develop a wide range of Environmental skills including outdoor survey methods which proved highly beneficial. In particular, the knowledge gained from the Environmental Law and Environmental Policy subjects as well as the practical fieldwork aspect of the course were useful with regards to my job role today. After graduating with an MSc, I was offered a job as a planner for a small wind farm developer in Ayrshire where I worked for two years developing small/medium wind turbine projects.
For the last year, I have been working for Wind Prospect as a Development Officer working on large-scale wind farm projects UK wide. This involves Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) to support planning applications for multi-turbine wind farm developments.
The knowledge and skills I developed at the University of Stirling have given me the opportunity to progress my career in the Renewable Energy Industry. I am very grateful to all of the lecturers and staff for their encouragement and dedication to their students. This course has given me a fantastic opportunity and a great start to my career, and I would recommend anyone to apply for this course if they would like to pursue a career in renewable energy.'