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Briony Bowe

Briony Bowe

CIVIL SERVICE

Head of Policy—Net Zero Review, HM Treasury

Briony has used the analytical skills that she picked up during her degree to pursue a career in energy and climate change policy-making. She currently works for HM Treasury to assess how the UK will fund a transition to net zero carbon emissions.

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Dr Joel Gill

GEOSCIENCE

International Development Geoscientist—BGS

Joel’s decision to study Earth Sciences gave him a broad skill set of significant relevance to the tackling of global sustainability challenges—from disaster risk reduction, to climate change and water security.

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Bethany Jackson

INSURANCE & RISK MANAGEMENT

Graduate Broker—Aon

Bethany has taken the broad skillset gained from her Earth Sciences degree—scientific and mathematical rigour, and the ability to effectively articulate an argument—into the financial services industry as an Insurance Broker.

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Jenny Knight (née Oates)

ADVERTISING, PR, & MARKETING

Marketing

Jenny built up the teamwork skills that she relies upon in her workplace on Earth Sciences field trips, and uses her analytical expertise, which she honed during her degree, to determine the effectiveness of her marketing projects.

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Greg Palmer

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Public Engagement Coordinator—Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (as of May 2020)

Greg’s Earth Sciences degree has motivated him to pass on his interest in our planet and engage people with the history of the Earth. He uses his scientific background to communicate the research and activities of the Stem Cell Institute to the public.

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Vicky Wright

THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS

Founder, Mask-maker, Workshop Facilitator—Making Faces Theatre

Vicky has taken her passion for the natural world and her knowledge of movement to develop an interdisciplinary project that explores changes in the facial morphology and movement of animals through mask studies and theatre.

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