After recognising she didn’t have the level of education and experience to make the impact she wanted to, Nicolle Fieldsend-Roxborough chose to attend the Open University to develop her skills. She’s now studying Environmental Science as a mature student, while still working full-time. The Safety, Health & Environment Administrator was part of the Open University’s Student Buddy programme and is a student ambassador for the Institution of Environmental Sciences. This sees her helping to lead those coming through the course after her on the same career path. Nicolle volunteers with the Woodland Trust and was also previously a Brownie leader, running several environmentally themed meetings.