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Environmental Health student Elinor Bright Making progress. Creating opportunities.
Nine out of ten students on UWIC degrees entered employment or further study within six months of graduating

We’re proud of our reputation for being career-focused.  We make sure all our students are armed with the skill and knowledge relevant to the world of work today – and of tomorrow.

One way we achieve this is through providing our students with the opportunity to undertake quality work placements with local, national and international organisations.

Take for example, Elinor Bright, whose work placement with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health led to improved public health practices being adopted across the UK.

During her work placement, Elinor, an Environmental Health student, surveyed a range of organisations to establish the type of precautions that are in place to protect those who are exposed to Lyme Disease both occupationally and recreationally.

She then developed instructions and awareness raising materials which are now used by health professionals, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the National Pest Advisory Panel (NPAP) and national pest control companies.

Commenting on her work experience with the CIEH, Elinor said: “I’ve found my placement really interesting as it’s given me a much better insight into what a job in Environmental Health is really about.”

“I am looking forward to the opportunity to put into practice the things I have learnt at UWIC and whilst I have been on placement,” she added.

Julie Barratt, Director of CIEH Wales said: “This has been a highly effective campaign. We identified a problem, designed a low-cost solution and did something about it and the take-up has been fantastic.”

Proving her credentials, Elinor was also a key speaker at this year’s ‘Pest Tech Conference’ which is the largest event of its kind in Europe.