UNIVERSITY students got a steer on careers in the shipping industry when they visited Portsmouth.
Six students from the University of Wolverhampton, who are all studying for a degree in environmental health in the faculty of science and engineering, went on the field trip to the Portsmouth Port Health Authority.
They were given the chance to board a 1,000-tonne banana cargo ship, the Klipper Stream, at Portsmouth International Port to see first-hand what the role of a port health inspector entails.
They started the tour at the bridge, met the captain and crew and inspected the cargo hold, engine room, hospital and galley.
Andy Lucas, senior lecturer in the department of architecture and built environment at the University of Wolverhampton, said: ‘Environmental health is an incredibly interesting and varied career and port health is just one aspect.
‘Although our course is delivered by academics as well as expert practitioners who share their practical experiences, there is nothing like a site visit to give students a flavour of what they might do in their chosen career as an environmental health practitioner.’