Nadine Bowles-Newark

Meet Nadine Bowles-Neward who persuaded her passion for the environment as her career. She is currently a Programme Officer with UNEP-WCMC.

Current job roleProgrammer Officer
Year of graduation2012
Course of studyBSc(Hons) Environmental Management

University life and experience

Nadine started her studies at the University of Hertfordshire as a mature student after having gained over ten years in retail management. She initially chose the University due to its close proximity to her home as well as the course content. The course enabled her to gain ‘real-world’ experience during her studies as it contained a practical element in the coursework.

She decided to go back to university as she wanted to move into a new field. She states that ‘changing career was a big step’ but throughout her studies she felt extremely supported as a mature student while studying at the University.

Future aspirations

Nadine is currently a Programme Officer with UNEP-WCMC. In her role she manages several multi-million-dollar international projects which bring scientific evidence on biodiversity and ecosystem services to decision makers across government sectors. In the future she hopes to continue to work at an international level in project. which have an impact on biodiversity conservation.

Changing career was a big step and my studies at University helped me to prepare well to move into a new field.