Daniel Everard, BA Geography
Why did you choose to study BA Geography?
From an early age I was interested in geographical matters. Throughout my education I have always found Geography more than just knowledge, but a topic of global development and skills. I know that Geography can open doors to a vast job market, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that other courses may not offer.
What have you enjoyed most about the course?
The field trips are obviously a highlight, from getting to know everyone on my course in Wales in year one, to having the opportunity to undertake research in Mallorca in year two. These opportunities have helped me develop geographical skills, along with knowledge, team work, presentation and interpersonal skills. I’m extremely looking forward to the two week fieldtrip to China in third year.
What has been your favourite module?
It has to be Practising Sustainability due to my passion of sustainability and environmental issues. The module offered different types of engaging project work which I feel has proved useful in securing an intern in sustainable events during the summer.
What’s the best thing about studying in Bristol?
One of the main reasons I chose Bristol to study over other cities is the youthful, exciting vibe you don’t find elsewhere. Bristol has everything to offer, with high street and independent shops, markets, clubs, green spaces, theatres, intimate music venues and unique restaurants.
There’s also so much fun and interesting activities to get involved in both at UWE Bristol and in the city, with shows, societies, and sports clubs. I know that coming to study in Bristol, I was getting a world-class education at UWE, something that’s really important to me.
What extra-curricular activities have you been involved with?
I have worked as a student ambassador at open days where I have represented the university for the faculty. I have been employed as a PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leader where I have sought to support first year students. I was elected president of the Geography Society for 2015/16 and have been busy organising a range of social events and activities, and increased membership numbers from 16 to 154. I also get involved in the Off The Wall activities, like Yoga every Monday evening.
What tips would you give to students about to start at university?
Get involved in as much as you can, both at UWE and in the city – university gives you the opportunity to participate in things you may not elsewhere. Also, manage your money well so that you are not overly-stressed.
What are your plans after you graduate?
I hope to make connections via my internship and continue my passion for sustainability and events.