For the third time in four years, a Northumbria University, Newcastle student has been named one of the best in the UK for studies relating to occupational health and safety.
Northumbria University has offered NEBOSH courses for more than 20 years. NEBOSH is the National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health and its courses provide a wide range of professionally-recognised qualifications for those working in the health and safety, environmental awareness and management sectors, as part of their continuing professional development.
During the 2017/18 academic year, student Edd Scott, was the UK’s top performer in the National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
Edd was a Health, Safety, Quality and Environment Advisor at Tyne and Wear public transport operator, Nexus. His place on the part-time course was funded by his employer, and thanks to his successful completion, he has since been promoted to a Senior Advisor position.
He said: “I knew I had scored well in my assessment but had no idea how well. It wasn’t until graduation day that it sank in how big an achievement it was to have the top score nationally and internationally for this module. It probably helped that I really enjoyed writing the assignment, which was an accumulation of all the knowledge learned from the first three exams.
He was presented with the Best Candidate Award by NEBOSH for his achievement by Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive.
Edd enjoyed his studies and believes they contributed to his recent promotion to a more senior role.
“I enjoyed studying at the University. The course material was excellent and the online portal for sharing information and course content was very helpful. I would – and have – highly recommend anyone to study for the NEBOSH Diploma with Northumbria.
He added: “I was recently promoted to the role of senior HSQE advisor. I see the NEBOSH Diploma as the stepping stone I have needed to further progress my career and hope one day to be able to study at Northumbria for a health and safety PhD.”
Managing Director of Nexus, Tobyn Hughes, said: “Edd Scott is a Nexus success story and this is a great achievement for him. It underlines our ongoing commitment to health and safety excellence in everything that we do.