Zak - Environmental Resource Management

Climate change internship leads to award for Zak

Climate Change and Energy Management* undergraduate, Zak Ajia, was awarded UWE Bristol’s Green Internship of the Year 2012. This was in recognition of his internship working on reducing greenhouse gas for a European Union (EU) initiative.

UWE Bristol links to industry opens doors

Zak talks about the experience and the doors it has opened:

Zak portrait"I worked with Ecofys as an Energy Analyst. My work involved researching and identifying energy efficient innovations which can be used for greenhouse gas abatement in the chemical sector of the EU."

"The experience helped me improve my technical know-how of various chemical processes and I was able to put into practice the skills I had learnt on my course. It was good to transfer these into work and identify solutions for reducing greenhouse gases in the sector."

"Additionally, I learnt how to conduct technical research within a short time frame. I improved my communication and project management skills as well as my team working skills - which involved working and communicating with colleagues in the UK and abroad."

"The internship has also given me the confidence to use my own initiative, and I’m now working as a Low Carbon Assessor with Keep Britain Tidy on an independent project. Some of the objectives of the project are to audit food waste and investigate the feasibility of energy generation from food waste on UWE Bristol campuses."

* Please note: The Climate Change and Energy Management course name has changed to Environmental Resource Management.

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