"The MASDA course has given me a solid platform from which I can more effectively communicate issues which I feel passionate about. Now I feel more able to positively engage with family, friends, colleagues and members of the public about the issues surrounding sustainable development. I can see things from their point of view as well as my own and put forward a case based on fact rather than a mixture of fact, fiction and media hype. It is refreshing to be able to analyse key issues in depth with people from a wide variety of backgrounds but with the same ultimate goal - a sustainable future. I can't emphasise the value of this course enough; particularly for anyone looking for a career in sustainable development as the opportunities for meeting potential employers are numerous."