The achievements of two outstanding Edge Hill Geography Alumni, were celebrated at the 2019 University Careers Awards Evening last week, at which, Andrew Fielding, GIS Analyst at JBA Consulting and Gareth Usher, Engineering Geologist at Wardell Armstrong LLP were presented with Alumni Awards.

The former graduates were nominated for the awards by Dr Sue Jones for the outstanding contribution that they have made to the Department of Geography since embarking on their graduate careers.  During the past two years, Andrew and Gareth have provided extensive support and advice to students through their participation in numerous careers related events, such as the delivery of Alumni presentations, attendance at networking events and representing their organisations at the 2018 Geosciences Volunteering and Placements Fair.

Andrew was also commended for his valuable input into the development of a new third year Applied GIS module, including the delivery of a guest lecture.  Gareth was recognised for the invaluable careers advice and support that he has offered to individual students and for participating as a mock interview panel member as part of a 3rd year assessment.

Sue commented that “We are extremely grateful to both Andrew and Gareth for the exceptional support and contribution that they have made, and continue to make, to our department”.