Environmental Sciences MSc

Natascia Pannozzo

Environmental Sciences MSc

What course are you currently studying?

Environmental Sciences MSc

Why did you choose postgraduate study at the University of Liverpool?

As an international student travelling all the way to UK for university, I was looking for an institution with the best academic standards for my field of study as well as a great level of social inclusion, and the University of Liverpool seemed to be the perfect choice for me.

The research lead-teaching component, together with the high level of interaction with lecturers who are at the top of their fields, made learning extremely interesting for me during my undergraduate experience, thus staying for a postgraduate degree was an easy decision.

What’s the best thing about studying in your department?

The best elements of this master’s course are the breath of the subjects covered by the various modules and the variety of teaching techniques used, which contribute in making the learning process very stimulating. You can learn about paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate analysis, modelling, environmental assessment and management, conservation and so much more, and classes can take place in an ordinary laboratory or lecture theatre or on a raft in the middle of a lake!

How do the facilities in the University help you with your studies?

The brand-new laboratory facilities and the efficient technical staff have been vital during the planning of my independent research projects.

What kind of support do you get from tutors?

The academic staff and particularly my tutors have been extremely supportive. They have always listened to my ideas as well as my goals for the future and encouraged me to follow them. They also advised me on any available opportunities to support my goals.

What do you enjoy most about the whole experience?

Besides giving me the best education, the University of Liverpool also offered me opportunities to make friends for life.

How do you believe undertaking postgraduate study will help your career prospects?

The result of such a positive academic experience was the decision of embarking onto a PhD.

What advice would you give to anybody considering postgraduate study?

As a current master’s student embarking onto a PhD and following the dream of pursuing a career in research, my advice for future master’s students is to not be afraid of wanting more and to make the most out of your time at university, which will no doubt be the best time of your life.