BA (Hons) Environmental Management graduate Daniel Lythgoe has kindly given us insight into his post-student experience since graduating in 2016.
Daniel has recently completed a three-month internship at UCLan; he worked within student ‘Wellbeing and Sustainability’. His roles included questionnaire design and research into question compilation, with emphasis on ethics and online design.
He explained: “I worked on the questionnaire from the creation to practice and lastly; the feedback. This focused on evaluating seven different factors such as (transport, social life etc.) and how this effects the wellbeing of students.”
Daniel worked closely with the School of Management and the Head of Sustainable Tourism (Jo Giver). Of his experience, Daniel said: “The variety of tasks, especially excelling research provided me with transferable skills that I can use in my future career.”
He continued: “We had an away day at Brockholes which was a great day and granted me with networking opportunities and of course; valuable contacts.”
When asked what his favourite part of the internship was, he said: “The support from UCLan during my internship was the highlight, I am very interested in ‘Public Space’ as an avid skateboarder and the academics would actively converse with me about this, and show interest and help me with my own personal research.”
So, what’s next?
Daniel has secured a 12-month visa in New Zealand since completing the internship. He intends to travel and search for a career as an environmental graduate on the other side of the world, watch this space!