UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Spotlight on SR:EPT MSc graduate Peter Nsubi Sarpong

27 April 2022

Peter graduated from ISR's Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and Transitions (SR:EPT) MSc in 2021, here he shares his experience.

Photo of alumnus Peter Nsubi Sarpong

Peter’s educational background was in Philosophy and Psychology with a Master's in Global Diplomacy. Before starting the SR:EPT MSc he had seven years of experience leading various awarding-winning sustainability and responsibility projects for a fast-moving consumer goods business.

My objective for this course was to learn a more analytical perspective that I can bring to sustainability initiatives and strategy. By being more analytical, the solutions became more robust.”

Since graduating in 2021, Peter has worked as a Programme and Teaching Assistant at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, “I have helped other students bridge the gap between theory and practice”. He is now a Senior Consultant at one of the big four global consulting firms, he believes that the SR:EPT MSc has provided him with valuable skills to use in his current role:

My focus at work has shifted to combining some of these solid analytical research skills with strategy consulting to provide clients with a pathway to achieving their Net Zero targets.”

Peter’s advice for getting the most out of the MSc and for future SR:EPT graduates is:

- Others have gone before you, so tap into their experience. Then, connect with them via social media. 
- Feel free to challenge perspectives - there are various tools to help you do that online or in-class. 
- Make discussions a primary tool for sharing knowledge after class. 
- You are unique, so identify your strengths and learn to improve your challenging areas. 
- Don't make it all about the classroom - it's only a year. The friends you find could be for life. 
- Job hunt as a pack (share how you approach it and contacts where a colleague has gone ahead of you). 
- You may not finish reading all the recommended and essential readings, but it makes it easier if you share the load. 
- You have some of the finest minds in the Institute. Work with them. 

We’d like to thank Peter for sharing his experience of studying Sustainable Resources: Economics, Policy and Transitions MSc and wish him all the best in the future.