Stuart graduated in 2008 (after a BSc and then an MSc in Geography) and works as a hydrographic surveyor
After I graduated in 2007, I completed the MSc in Geospatial and Mapping Science run by the Department in 2008. This resulted in direct employment with Fugro Survey Limited, Aberdeen, who held interviews at the University during the course.
My job as a hydrographic surveyor is so enjoyable because I get to utilise my passion for Geography and Geomatics everyday. In my direct line of work, I use Physical Geography and Cartography techniques to map and survey ocean floor and seabed structures all over the world, mainly for the oil and gas industry. I love travelling, and my job provides a fantastic opportunity to experience cultures very different to my own. I feel my experiences of studying Human Geography have helped enhance the experiences I have had, and helped provide me with a deeper understanding of the different Geographies I have experienced in the line of work.’