The Queen’s College welcomes candidates for the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Programme.
Many of our researchers are tackling the global issues of climate change and sustainability; we have people working on prolonging the life of rechargeable batteries, improving the efficiency of rice crops to meet the food demands of a growing population, and increasing the survival chances of declining species. We are also deeply committed to making local changes within the College community. For example, we have recently established a Carbon Committee to work on a carbon policy and a series of carbon commitments. We have also worked to receive Fairtrade accreditation, established a working group on food to support environmental sustainability, and put sustainable considerations at the forefront of a recently commissioned ‘masterplan’ to assess the use of the College’s buildings over the next few years.
Environmental Research students might be particularly interested in joining the College’s Green Impact team, which works on a number of different areas to improve the College’s green credentials. The key areas the team works on include:
Biodiversity and community
Catering and events
Embedding and communication
Waste and recycling