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'My work helps to lessen the impact of natural disasters'

Jack Lewis studied a BSc (Honours) Geography at Sheffield Hallam before progressing onto the MSc Geographical Information Systems. As a Hallam graduate he received an alumni scholarship and he also receives a government loan to support his studies.

‘On this course we work with software to analyse remote and inaccessible places around the world – giving us a greater idea about potential hazards or changes that may occur in the future.

‘Being able to understand environmental data is a really powerful tool in discovering more about the world than we’ve been able to previously. It means we can plan better and try to lessen the impact of human and natural hazards.

‘Knowing that I’m working with the latest technology to access live GPS data really excites me. My dissertation will actually be used as research for the company I’m working with.

'I now feel I can achieve what I want to do and have an advantage over those with an undergraduate degree, because I’ve got a great level of technical and transferable skills to take with me.

‘Some of the jobs I've looked for have asked for specified skills at masters level – so I’m aiming for roles at that level.’

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