UKERC International Energy Summer School
The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its ninth annual Energy Summer School from 7-12th July 2013 at the University of Warwick in the English Midlands. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.
The School has been specifically designed to give second year PhD students an opportunity to look beyond their own research and develop an understanding of energy systems as a whole and pathways to low-carbon and resilient energy systems. We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.
We would like to invite you to nominate students to attend. There is no charge for registered research students to attend the School; UKERC will provide accommodation and all meals and materials for activities. The School is conducted in English, and as it is highly interactive a good standard of comprehension and spoken English is essential.
During the week-long School, which runs in parallel to UKERC’s Annual Assembly, students will:
- Understand the global commercial, political, innovation and technological challenges in the transition to a low-carbon system;
- Be involved in high level debate on energy technologies and research priorities in a number of key research areas, from demand reduction to future sources of energy;
- Be presented with a number of contrasting international perspectives on energy;
- Have the opportunity to network with key academic, and energy research contacts;
- Research, develop, negotiate and agree a collective vision for a low-carbon energy system with the opportunity to apply your current research and present the work to the UK Energy Research Centre
- Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.
Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail from 25th March 2013 and both nominator and nominee will at that time be asked to formally accept the place. Should the delegate subsequently withdraw and a suitable replacement not be found, the nominator will be required to pay for the cost of the unused place. The School is normally heavily over-subscribed, and UKERC will select delegates by giving preference to those in the second year of a PhD, to provide an appropriate mix of specialist disciplines, and a balance of UK and non-UK based students.
Nominations are now open until midnight GMT on the 17th March 2013.For convenience we ask that the student completes the nomination form, but they will need to include your details as confirmation of supervisor endorsement.
The nomination formcan be accessed from our website or by clicking onthe link below.
If you have further questions, please call us on +44 (0)207 594 1574 or email Ilaria Longo (Ilaria.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Further information is available from the UK Energy Research Centre websiteat www.ukerc.ac.uk
UKERC International Energy Summer Schools
See below for links to programmes from previous years for a flavour of the week-long programme.
UKERC Summer School 2012 Warwick University
UKERC Summer School 2011 Warwick University
UKERC Summer School 2010 Warwick University
UKERC Summer School 2009 Brighton
UKERC Summer School 2008 Roehampton University
UKERC Summer School 2007 Cambridge