Case studies

95.1% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, putting us in the top 15 in the UK (HESA 2014/15). Our current and former students share their experiences and pass on tips to help you succeed.

Tosin Oye"While studying for my undergraduate degree I developed a passion and an urge to work in the environment sector, especially in the area of sustainability. My dissertation is on sustainable radioactive waste disposal from an environmental perspective. It is a very relevant discipline as I discovered that radioactive waste is a major threat in terms of its longterm disposal. This is very relevant to Nigeria as well as Britain.

"You get to mix with international students from all over the world, which is a privilege. The facilities are superb, really fantastic. The classrooms, the computers, access to the internet are all very good for learning. It’s really welcoming and I can always recommend people to come here. I can’t say I find the Scottish accent difficult. When I first arrived here I paid attention and listened carefully as we don’t speak English very fast in Nigeria unlike here."

Tosin Oye
MSc Environmental Sustainability

Ebba Mowat"I didn’t just have a piece of paper, my degree gave me a career.

"I remember looking through the course details, seeing a Building Engineering module and thinking, I don’t know if I can do that. But the key thing I would say, is that I was prepared for work when I left and my degree led me directly to a graduate job at property company Savills.

"It was a common first year between ourselves, Building Surveyors, Architecture Technicians and Engineers which gave us a real understanding of all built environment sector aspects. Second year focused on building construction and design.

"My role at Savills, within the Valuation Team, goes back to recognising any faults with the building, where I need a building surveyor, quantity surveyor or an architect to have a look at it. Third year was when I took the real estate route. The depth and experience lecturers bring was invaluable and their practical examples help me in my job now."

Ebba Mowat
Graduate, Real Estate Surveying