Charles Louis Anderton
Charles is a final-year BSc Environmental Management student, who is starting a master's at the University next year.
On choosing Environmental Management at Manchester
I began to be aware of the complexities of many of the world’s biggest environmental issues while studying Environmental Science at A-Level. While studying I became more interested in learning about how people, through the use of institutions, methodologies and policy, could solve these issues.
I chose to study at The University of Manchester because of their commitment to social and environmental betterment, along with the helpfulness and attentiveness of the lecturers.
On gaining work experience
As part of my placement with City of Trees, an environmental non-profit group that works across Greater Manchester, I was able to work across several exciting projects.
My favourite project I was able to be a part of involved mapping and evaluating Manchester’s green infrastructure to help inform planning and policy decisions in the future.
On the student experience
The highlight of my course was being nominated for and attending the University’s Volunteer of the Year Awards, at which I was able to meet the incredible students and staff who have helped the community of Manchester.
I volunteer at the Manchester Museum and help with creating and delivering new activities and experiences to the public. I am also a member of the University of Manchester Cycling Club, where we ride out to the best cafés in the North West.
As for my course, my highlight of the fieldwork of the course was the field trip to Portugal, in which we were able to practically apply the concepts we had learned in lectures to an entirely different country while being able to create life-long memories with classmates.
On my future
After graduation, I will be starting my master’s in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management at the University.
Being able to study at Manchester has allowed me to network with and learn from professionals in the field I hope to work in one day.