Steven Atkinson

I chose to study Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool because having friends and relatives who had attended the university I was aware of its reputation and long history of achievements. I am also a Liverpool resident with family commitments and so studying in Liverpool was ideal.

The best part of my BSc Marine Biology course was putting theory into practice during the various field trips around the UK. Such as surveying the Mersey Estuary onboard the RV Marisa.

I am currently working for CMACS Ltd and Leighton Offshore which are environmental consultancies. My job involves marine mammal monitoring and mitigation of wind turbine installations. I have also been involved in environmental monitoring programs during the construction of offshore oil pipelines in the Middle East.

The practical skills I learned during my degree at the University of Liverpool, such as onshore and offshore field work, are utilized in my workplace every day. My undergraduate  studies also increased my self-confidence enabling me to achieve my full potential.