21 March 2016

Find out whats on offer to help students find the career they want. 

This term has seen the development of a Facebook page BeyondLEC listing jobs, internships, travel and volunteering opportunities. It also offers advice and lists events which help students choose and pursue a fulfilling career

The page hosts the BeyondLEC blog offering useful tips about applying for jobs, interview techniques, career options and much more

What can I do with my degree in…

We welcomed 20 graduates from Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) degree schemes to talk to students over four separate evenings about their life post university. Speakers came from a wide range of employers including NGOs, the civil service and environmental consultancies covering careers choices from academia to self-employment. 

The graduates talked about the mistakes they made and the opportunities they took providing an insight into post-university life. Students found that the broad range of panel members was useful for providing different points of view and perspectives on whats possible with their degrees.

One of the take home messages from the evenings was that a degree in a particular subject doesn’t restrict graduates to a specific career direction. The speakers also gave valuable advice on how to make the most of transferrable skills which students may have gained.

“Students appreciate the advice and insight into the speakers past experience”, said Theo Platts-Dunn, a recent LEC graduate who organised the events. “Students learnt that their career options were wider than perhaps they had previously realised”.

LEC Careers Fair 2016

More than 150 students and 17 companies attended the 3rd annual LEC Careers Fair this term. Companies included the Environment Agency, JBA Consulting and the Office for National Statistics (see full list below).

Students greatly appreciated the opportunity to network with prospective employers and they enjoyed learning about the variety of jobs within each company.

Katie Shearston (MSc Geography) commented that: “there was lots of information on display and I could speak to the attendees who interested me the most”

Careers fairs are also useful from the employer’s perspective.“Meeting students face to face and talking is much better than contact via email, especially for smaller companies who dont have grad schemes”, said Dr Paul Young, careers tutor.

How do I stay up to date?

Whether its travel, internships, jobs or volunteering youre interested in, join our BeyondLEC Facebook page to learn more about exciting opportunities as they become available.

BeyondLEC features our weekly careers bulletins and presents items from the BeyondLEC blog straight to your newsfeed. It’s never been easier to stay in touch, and give yourself a head start on finding a fulfilling career.

Attending Companies

Green Lancaster

The Reach Centre

Office for National Statistics  

Cavendish Nuclear Ltd.

JBA Consulting

MDS Limited

LEC PG Office

Environment Agency

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Milner Ecology

Wild Trout Trust

Peak Associates

Centre for Global Eco-innovation

Nevis Environmental

Teach First

Stopford Energy and Environment  

Money for Madagascar