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UK Energy Research Centre International Summer School

The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) is holding its 11th Annual Energy Summer School from 5th to 10th July 2015 at Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre, UK. There will be 100 places available for UK and international students.

The School has been designed to give second year PhD students an opportunity to look beyond their own research and develop a broader understanding of energy and look at pathways to low-carbon and more resilient energy systems. It is professionally facilitated to provide continual support for participants, and includes networking opportunities, as well as social events.
 
We welcome applications from those engaged in energy-related research including technical, physical, social, economic, environmental and business aspects of energy and energy systems.
 
The Summer School is conducted in English and is highly interactive, so the ability to speak and comprehend English is essential. A fee of £900 will be charged to cover five-nights’ accommodation and all meals during the School. The School is normally over-subscribed and UKERC gives preference to second year PhD students, and those who represent a mix of disciplines and provide a balance of UK and non-UK students
 
During the week-long School, which runs in parallel to the annual meeting of UKERC’s research community, students will:
 
•        Gain understanding of global commercial, political and technological challenges in the transition to a low-carbon energy system;
•        Get 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;
•        Network with key academic and energy research contacts;
•        Research, debate and agree a collective vision for a low-carbon energy system with the opportunity to apply their current research and present their work to senior academics, industry and policymakers; and
•        Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.
 
Registration is now open until midnight GMT on 9th February 2015. To register visit: www.regonline.co.uk/ukercSS2015
 
Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail from early March 2015 and at that time will be asked to formally accept their place.
 
If you have further questions, contact Rebecca Robinson - t: +44 (0)207 594 1574, e: rebecca.robinson@ukerc.ac.uk


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