We have good links with employers in business, charities and the public sector. All large organisations, and increasingly small business too, need to consider environmental and sustainability policies, so you will also have numerous job opportunities.
Throughout your degree, we encourage you to apply your studies to real-life work situations. This means that you graduate with the skills employers need and it also keeps your course alive and relevant.
One way we do this is by inviting guest lecturers from the many organisations with which we have contact. For example, a speaker from a leading environmental consultancy might talk about how industry deals with waste management or energy conservation.
To develop your understanding and work-based skills, you undertake a project in which you run your own phantom consultancy, tending for contracts and supplying quotes.
You will also have the opportunity to build contacts with the wider business world and gain important skills. For example, a team of five Kingston students, including Sports Science, GIS and Environmental Studies students, beat over 60 universities to scoop first place in the 2007 Entrepreneurs' Open Challenge.
This nationwide competition brings together entrepreneurial-minded students from universities across Europe and the US. It is similar to The Apprentice TV show, with each team undertaking challenges designed to test a range of skills, including negotiation, sales, marketing and strategy.
The Kingston team was made up of Diana Lo (studying Sports Science with Business), Adanna Welch (GIS with Business), Roshni Shah (Environmental Studies with Business), Farah Henry (Business and Psychology) and Mitul Patel (Law).
"[The competition was] both physically and mentally challenging, but a fantastic opportunity to network and gain invaluable skills in both entrepreneurship team working," said team leader Diana Lo.