'The course provided me with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the petroleum industry.'
I came to the University of Birmingham as a mature student with an unconventional background in performing arts, beauty therapy and hairdressing and so was unsure as to how successful I would be.
The support and encouragement I received from the teaching staff, combined with hard work and dedication, allowed me to fulfil my potential, graduating with a first class M.Sci degree with honours. During my final year, I began applying for jobs and was lucky enough to be offered interviews with several companies. I was offered the position of Geoscience Technical Assistant at Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd before graduating and so started work almost immediately after finishing my degree.
The course provided me with the skills and knowledge needed to work within the petroleum industry, combined with many transferable skills, which I believe has greatly improved my chances of successful employment, and continues to help me produce a high standard of work.