School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Stephen Owusu

Stephen Owusu

I really enjoyed studying MSc Agriculture & Environmental Science and want to thank everyone for the support they gave me.  My tutor and all the staff were so enthusiastic about their subject.   

I had flexibility to choose modules that allowed me to excel and tailor my studies toward becoming a ‘soil surveyor and mapping specialist’.  The skills learned for my MSc definitely helped my professional development enabling me to secure a job in my home country as a Senior Technologist in Soil Survey and Mapping at CSIR-Soil Research Institute in Ghana. 

My work essentially involves soil identification, classification and mapping with ArcGIS.  The work I do helps to provide reliable soil information for sustainable agricultural development and environmental management for Ghana and most parts of West Africa.  I was really pleased to be offered a job within two months of completing my MSc.   

Many thanks to Newcastle University and the School of Agriculture for bringing me this far!

MSc Agriculture & Environmental Science student Stephen Owusu