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Libby Hendry

Libby graduated from our Environmental Geoscience MRes. She is now an Environmental Research and Communications intern at the ESG Foundation. Find out more about her career and degree experience. Find out more about Libby's career.

About Libby

Current job: Environmental Research and Communications intern at the ESG Foundation.

Degree studied: Physical Geography BSc, followed by Environmental Geoscience MRes.

About Libby's Newcastle experience

What were your career aspirations when you graduated? 

I wanted to work in climate change consultancy, sustainability, or environmental consultancy. Studying an MRes gave me more specific and relevant experience to an environmental consultancy career which allowed me to stand out from the crowd in job applications adding an extra dimension to my job application. 

What advice would you give students considering MRes Environmental Geoscience study at Newcastle?

Look at all the different modules available as there is a wide range to choose from in addition to the Geography modules. Plan ahead. Start early on the dissertation. If you have fewer modules in first semester consider getting a chunk of the dissertation done then.

What did you most enjoy about studying your course?

The small size of the course meant we all got to know each other really well which I really liked. I also really liked the fact we had the option to take modules from a range of different degree programmes. This gave us the chance to build up relevant experience and skills from other departments such as an engineering module focused on Climate Change and an Environmental Impact Assessment module.

What did you enjoy most about living in or around Newcastle?

The people are so friendly, and its such a nice city. It is not too big but has everything you need, and lots to do.

How did you fund your postgraduate studies?

I received the Geography scholarship which was a huge help in funding my studies.

Why did you choose Newcastle for your postgraduate study?

I really enjoyed studying at Newcastle for my undergraduate and loved Newcastle as a city so could not see the reason to go anywhere else.