Understanding Energy and Pathways to Low-Carbon Living and Resilient Systems

.The School has been specifically designed to give first and second year PhD students an understanding of energy systems as a whole and of 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 course, which runs in parallel to UKERC’s Annual Assembly, students will:
  • Examine the challenge of the transition to a low-carbon, resilient and affordable energy system;
  • 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 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 and present the work to the UK Energy Research Centre;
  • Develop and practice professional skills in communication and engagement.


The deadline for nominations is: 17:00 London time on Wednesday 7th April 2010.

Download the Nomination Form here

More details on nominations can be found here

Further information

If you have further questions, please call: +44 (0)207 594 1574 or email Angela Knight.

58 Prince’s Gate

We look forward to receiving your nominations by 7th April 2010!