Tom William Morley
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What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I graduated two years ago and have spend the time gaining a variety of work experience including conservation training, medical communications internship experience, Dive instructing in the Philippines, completing biodiversity surveys in Indonesia etc. I returned from my travels in may of this year and am 4 months into a job in London as an Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant for an exciting start up called Trium Environmental. I work with planners, architects, technical specialists and lawyers to assess the impacts of proposed developments on the environment to submit alongside planning applications for large scale urban regeneration projects in London and the UK.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I wanted to stay in a career relevant to my degree and have always had a passion for sustainability and environmental management. I have exposure to technical specialists and my network is continually growing which bodes well for my future career development.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
The breadth of learning on my course and the calibre of student Exeter attracts. I made life long friends and enjoyed a multitude of social events and activities as part of a range of university societies.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
The reputation, the location and the campus layout of the university.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Life experience! I have grown as a person from travelling to countries and being outside of my comfort zone. I sought work experience and conservation training in areas I wanted to visit so I could justify my time away from work or education and don’t regret a moment.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
Be passionate and follow your interests. Don’t conform to the societal norm of jumping into the first job you are offered because ultimately, it wont make you happy. I waited for the perfect role and whilst waiting continued to gain work experience and travel.
What are your plans for the future?
I am now living in London but am hoping to take my career experience and apply them to global organisations. I would love to travel with work and in this industry that’s a real possibility.