The Network for the Centres of Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Energy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Division of Energy and Sustainability

Abstract

In 2009 the RCUK energy programme invested ca. £60M in energy doctoral training by establishing 12 Energy Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). This is a major investment in the education of over 600 young people and, collectively, it has put the UK in a strong position internationally in having an innovative and coordinated programme to provide the highly trained personnel to drive the low carbon economy. These Centres now form a significant component of the RCUK Energy Programme. The vision for the proposed Network is to capitalise upon this investment and maximise value in support of EPSRC's three clear goals: Delivering Impact, Shaping Capability and Developing Leaders. The Network will also provide a mechanism to integrate the energy CDTs with other components of the RCUK energy programme, in particular the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).
The aim of the proposed Network is to maximise the quality and benefits of the training programmes through coordinated activities. Further, it will collectively raise the external profile of the CDTs, both with industry and internationally in a manner which is supportive of the RCUK energy brand. The proposed Network will provide added value by achieving the following objectives:
(i) Effective coordination of training activities across the CDTs through a number of measures including common training and summer schools;
(ii) Maximising the impact of local, school and public engagement activities already planned or delivered by the CDTs through the sharing of best practice, quality materials and by collaborating at high profile events.
(iii) Coordination of the 12 CDT Directors, providing a forum to shape grand challenges in energy research and to discuss key issues such as the development of future energy research leaders and the progress of the CDTs.
(iv) Maximising the impact and value of existing industrial engagement in the energy CDTs, ensuring that UK industry understands the CDT model, knowledge exchange andthe international programme for the promotion of the CDTs model.

Through coordination it is our aim that the network will maximise the value and impact made by the RCUKs investment in these Centres. A key role of the Network will be to stimulate collaboration between the Centres both in terms of taught activities where we plan to promote the sharing of resources and opportunities for joint student teaching but more importantly in research. We hope to promote centre research collaboration and joint cross-centre supervision of students. Our planned Grand Challenge Sandpits are designed to bring the academic expertise residing in the different Centres together so students at different Centres can work together on large Grand Challenge projects which will make significant impact when all the research findings are pulled together. The Network, through the stimulation of cross-Centre collaborations will help to maximise the value for the UK from the investment it has made in these Centres.

The relationships between the Centre Directors and Centre Managers that are put in place through the activities of the Network should ensure that the cooperation and close working across the Centres continues beyond the lifetime of the Network Grant.

Planned Impact

This project will bring together the 12 RCUK Centres for Doctoral Training in energy. The major impact in the short term will be on the students and research engineers that these Centres are training, the academics and management staff involved in the Centres and the industry partners that are working closely with them.
Students - the CDT students will benefit from increased opportunities to network with peers working in different energy research areas helping them to gain increased knowledge and understanding of different energy technologies as well as social and economic factors. They will also benefit from opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from other centres and access, if appropriate, training provided by those centres. Students involved in joint projects or the Grand Challenge project will benefit from enhanced opportunities to develop their team working skills and experience of working in multi or inter-disciplinary projects.

Academia - academia will benefit from new inter and cross-disciplinary approaches to Energy Grand Challenges through our sandpit activities. They will also gain new experience in collaborative delivery of taught and research training and from the resources shared across the CDTs.

Industry - industry will benefit from increased information about the CDTs which will be made available in a central resource that clearly signposts to them how they can participate in the Network and work with individual Centres. They will benefit from the opportunity to meet CDT students and learn about their research at the industry Show and Tell event we plan to hold. They will also be able to maximise the impact of time and resources put into the CDTs through opportunities for the sharing of resources and coordination of seminars, visits etc.

Society - The students trained by the CDTs will go on to take roles in industry and the public sector. Society will benefit from the enhanced training they have received and the appreciation of the breadth and scale of the energy challenge that they have gained. The CDT Network should help the students to gain this appreciation and understanding of the wider energy landscape through opportunities to network and learn about different technological and societal energy issues. Coordination of public engagement activities will ensure that high quality materials are used and that maximum impact is made when the CDTs go into schools or participate in other activities and the Impact and Outreach Officer will ensure that maximum impact is made from the research generated by the CDTs.

Publications


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Colin Snape (Director) (2012) Energy Institute Future Skills 2012
Colin Snape (Director) (2013) Energy CDT Network Year 1 Activity Report
 
Title Energy YES Video 
Description Promotional video featuring Professor Simon Mosey (University of Nottingham) and a PhD student explaining the concept of the Energy YES programme. Footage includes clips from 2013 Energy YES competition. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Highlighted the competition and drew additional entrants. 
 
Description The Energy CDT Network brings together all the EPSRC-funded energy doctoral training centres and aims to maximise the quality and benefits of the training programmes through coordinated activities. Through its activities it will also collectively raise the external profile of the CDTs, both with industry and internationally.
Exploitation Route Other Networks for Centres of Doctorial training can draw upon the successful outomes and overall operation of the Energy Network.
Sectors Education,Energy
URL http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/support/cdt+network
 
Description To facilitate engagement with the energy industry the Energy CDT Network gained Learning Affiliate membership of the Energy Institute (EI). The EI is the professional body for the energy industry and addresses the depth and breadth of energy and energy systems, complimenting the large energy research portfolio of the Network. As a Learning Affiliate of the EI the Energy CDT Network was promoted through EnergyZone a dedicated area for energy education and careers. Furthermore, an article was featured in EI Future Skills 2012 and 2014 publication. The Network was able to provide all CDT students with the opportunity of free membership to a professional body offering access to events, training and career information and opportunities. To further support development of CDT students the Network worked with the EI and Engineering Council to develop an appropriate route of professional development. A number of CDTs already have experience in gaining accreditation for professional development programmes and others were able to learn from their experiences. In 2013 the Energy CDT network partnered with the EI and the Midlands Energy Graduate School to launch a programme of careers webinars. Each webinars was themed with relevant invited speakers and students were invited to question in person or via email or Twitter. The format allowed students to watch the webinar live online, watch a recording or to attend a meeting room where the speaker was either located or the webinar was being broadcast. Up to 4 locations could be used as 'hubs' to show the live broadcast but most students wish to watch the recording or online stream.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education,Energy
 
Description Consultation Response: EPSRC CDT 2013 exercise August 2012 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Department Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collective response prepared on behalf of all CDTs in the Energy CDT Network. Contributions sought and received by individuals CDTs in the network and collated to provide a collaborative response. The member CDTs prepared a collective response to EPSRC consultation on future of CDTs.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Consultation Response: RCUK energy programme strategy document July 2012 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Department Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Energy CDT Network prepared a collective response to RCUK energy programme consultation. Contributions sought and received by individuals CDTs in the network and collated to provide a collaborative response.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Durham Energy Futures Film Festival 2012 (DEF3) 
Organisation Durham University
Department Durham Energy Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Held on 27th September 2012, Durham Energy CDT organised and hosted a student film and photography festival and competition. The Energy CDT Network supported the event and encourages students from energy CDTs to participate.
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU Skills Student Case Studies 
Organisation Energy & Utility Skills
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Energy and Utilities Skills is the sector skills council for the gas, power, water and waste management industries. They are a membership organisation and aim to (1) Promote the sector to the next generation (2) Support businesses to identify skills needs (3) Help businesses with bespoke recruitment (4) Provide a robust skills register to benefit both businesses and employees and (5) Provide access to quality assured training. To support their initiative to inspire people to want to join these industries and to see the progression opportunities available Energy CDT Network provided case studies of different energy CDT students.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network @ Energy Futures Student Research Conference 
Organisation Imperial College London (ICL)
Department Energy Futures Lab
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 2nd annual conference of Energy CDT Network held at Imperial College London and co-orgnaised with Energy Futures Lab. Co-location and sharing resources of the Energy Futures Lab MSc conference and Energy CDT Network Conference enabled participants and students to meet, network and hear from a wider range of stakeholders and peers than would have been possible independently.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network Website (UKERC) 
Organisation UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A collaboration with UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) was formed to enable Energy CDT Network webpages to be co-located on UKERC website.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Energy CDT Seminar - How to Succeed in Your Energy Career (Energy Institute) 
Organisation Energy Institute
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Organised with Midlands Energy Graduate School and the Energy Institute. The Energy Institute invited speakers from the East Midlands region to take part in a careers seminar. The seminar was broadcast at three universities and recorded.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Seminar - How to Succeed in Your Energy Career (MEGS) 
Organisation Midlands Energy Graduate School (MEGS)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organised with Midlands Energy Graduate School and the Energy Institute. The Energy Institute invited speakers from the East Midlands region to take part in a careers seminar. The seminar was broadcast at three universities and recorded.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme 2013 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Department Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Energy YES) is a residential workshop for PhD students interested in developing business and transferable skills. participants works in teams of 4 or 5 and are tasked with developing a hypothetical business plan. There are presentations from experts in business and the energy industry and on the final day participants present their plan to a panel of would-be investors. There is a cash prize for the winning team. Energy YES was developed and delivered in partnership between University of Nottingham Haydn green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (previously UNIEI) and the Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to energy research community and aims to raise awareness of enterprise and develop business skill of energy postgraduates.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Engineering YES Final 
Organisation Engineering YES
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Energy YES 2013 winning team and runner up participated in the final of Engineering YES 2013.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Renewable UK 2012 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department Wind Energy Systems DTC
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK hold annual conference and exhibition each year including a careers exhibition.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Renewable UK 2013 (IDCORE) 
Organisation IDCORE Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK hold annual conference and exhibition each year including a careers exhibition attended by Wind Energy Systems DTC, IDCORE and Energy CDT Network.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Renewable UK 2013 (Wind Energy DTC) 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Department Wind Energy Systems DTC
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK hold annual conference and exhibition each year including a careers exhibition attended by Wind Energy Systems DTC, IDCORE and Energy CDT Network.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sustainability Hub Party Conference Reception 2012 
Organisation Sustainability Hub
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sustainability Hub is a consortium that aims to promote policy and initiatives encouraging sustainable development through active engagement between businesses, trade associations, opinion formers, NGOs and political influencer. The Energy CDT Network became a member in 2012 and attended 2012 Political party Conferences as part of the Sustainability Hub reception. By taking up membership of Sustainability Hub the Energy CDT Network has the opportunity to engage with policy makers, politicians and companies with similar interests.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sustainability Hub Party Conference Reception 2013 
Organisation Sustainability Hub
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Sustainability Hub is a consortium that aims to promote policy and initiatives encouraging sustainable development through active engagement between businesses, trade associations, opinion formers, NGOs and political influencer. The Energy CDT Network became a member in 2012 and attended 2012 and 2013 Political party Conferences as part of the Sustainability Hub reception. By taking up membership of Sustainability Hub the Energy CDT Network has the opportunity to engage with policy makers, politicians and companies with similar interests.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Sustainability Live 2012 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sustainabilitylive! the UK?s leading sustainability event for the environmental, water, land, energy and sustainable business sectors. Energy CDT Network partnered with the ERDF funded Acceleration a Low Carbon Economy project at University of Nottingham to attend and exhibit.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sustainability Live 2013 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sustainabilitylive! the UK?s leading sustainability event for the environmental, water, land, energy and sustainable business sectors. Energy CDT Network partnered with the ERDF funded Acceleration a Low Carbon Economy project at University of Nottingham to attend and exhibit.
Start Year 2013
 
Description TalkScience @ The British Library 
Organisation Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Department The British Library
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In collaboration with The British Library the Energy CDT Network organised a Talkscience event title 'Sustainable energy for the 21st century: Can we ensure a bright future?'. It was held on 23 October 2012 TalkScience@BL is a café scientifique style event where an expert provides a short yet provocative introduction, followed by a discussion amongst an informed audience.
Start Year 2012
 
Description The Cost of Electricity in 2050: expert panel discussion 
Organisation Imperial College London (ICL)
Department Energy Futures Lab
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Held on 18 September at Imperial College London the panel discussion brought together students from the Energy CDT Network, academic experts and indivduals working in the energy sector (industry and government). The panel discussion was followed by student poster session and a networking reception. Co-locating the panel discussion with the Energy CDT Network annual conference and Energy Futures Lab MSc conference allowed students, academics, members of the public and members of the energy industry to meet, network and discuss current issues and research interests.
Start Year 2013
 
Description All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact PRASEG, the All-Party Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, is the cross party group for UK politicians and senior industry stakeholders that exists to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community.

They hold regular events in Westminster to discuss policy barriers to the development of the market for sustainable energy technologies - renewables, energy efficiency and combined heat and power. They have over 115 parliamentary members and 250 industry members. renewed annually. Awarding Body - PRASEG, Name of Scheme - membership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Communication with European Commission RE: Funding for doctoral training 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A letter and follow up communication with Directorate General for Research and Innovation and Directorate-General for Education and Culture at European Commission.

Correspondence led to contact with the team behind the EC study into innovative doctoral training and participation of Unversity of Nottingham and Energy CDT Network in the study.

Correspondence led to contact with EC study into innovative doctoral training and participation of University of Nottingham and Energy CDT Network in the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description DODs parliamentary fringe event 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact DODs Politics House panel discussion at party political conference 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Durham Energy Futures Film Festival 2012 (DEF3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held on 27th September 2012 at Tyneside Cinema.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description EC Innovations in Doctoral Training Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, conducted a study titled 'Exploration of the implementation of the Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training in Europe' (http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/pdf/research_policies/Principles_for_Innovative_Doctoral_Training.pdf). The objective of the study is to support policy developments in the area of doctoral training and future career paths of doctoral graduates. The Energy CDT Network and University of Nottingham was invited to participate in the study. . Awarding Body - European Commission, Name of Scheme - 'Exploration of the implementation of the Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training in Europe'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EU Skills Student Case Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Energy & Utility Skills (EU Skills) Group consists of EU Skills, the licensed Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the gas, power, waste management and water industries and the National Skills Academy for Power (the Skills Academy). Case studies of researchers in the Energy CDT Network feature on their website (www.euskills.co.uk/careers/case-studies).

Case studies live on-going (no end date)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network Conference 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The first annual conference of the Energy CDT Network brought together over 100 energy PhD students to meet, network and identify areas of collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network Newsletter 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Quarterly newsletter produced to showcase working taking place across the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy CDT Network Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Main website containing public facing news and information about the Energy CDT Network as well as an internal (password protected) area for storage and sharing of documents and expertise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Energy CDT Seminar - How to Succeed in Your Energy Career 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Webinar organised in collaboration with the Energy Institute and Midlands energy Graduate School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy Generation and Supply KTN Steering Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at steering group meeting and presentation to the group about the Energy CDT Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Energy YES 2013 post-event press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release announcing winners of competition. Featured on websites University of Nottingham, Loughborough University, University of Birmingham and University of York.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy YES 2013 pre-event press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Pres release to promote and inform of the new competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Energy in Developing Countries Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar held in conjunction with Future and Emerging Opportunities KTN featuring students from the Energy CDT Network
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Institute of Physics Energy Sector Newsletter April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article written to showcase and promote activities of the Energy CDT Network to wider energy community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Institute of Physics Energy Sector Newsletter October 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article written to showcase and promote activities of the Energy CDT Network to wider energy community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Established in 1980, the Group maintains an excellent reputation within the energy sector. It is the only bridge at Westminster between MPs, Peers and MEPs of all parties and the outside world and as such enjoys a wealth of well nurtured contacts.

Current membership stands at 197 Parliamentarians, 130 associate bodies and a handful of individual members. renewed annually. Awarding Body - PGES, Name of Scheme - membership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Press Release: Launch of Energy CDT Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact press release in December 2011 to communicate the launch of the national network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Recruitment Advert - Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Advert/Flyer prepared to inform energy sector industry and personnel of the high quality students at energy CDTs and how to contact them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Recruitment Advert - Students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Advert produced to inform and direct potential students to the energy CDTs in the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Renewable UK 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK hold annual conference and exhibition each year including a careers exhibition. Energy CDT Network, IDCORE and Wind Energy Systems DTC exhibited.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Renewable UK 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RenewableUK is the UK's leading not for profit renewable energy trade association. RenewableUK hold annual conference and exhibition each year including a careers exhibition attended by Wind Energy Systems DTC, IDCORE and Energy CDT Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Royal Society of Chemistry Energy Sector Newsletter May 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article written to showcase and promote activities of the Energy CDT Network to wider energy community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sustainability Live 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sustainabilitylive! the UK's leading sustainability event for the environmental, water, land, energy and sustainable business sectors. Energy CDT Network partnered with the ERDF funded Acceleration a Low Carbon Economy project at University of Nottingham to exhibit and inform attendees of energy CDTs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Sustainability Live 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sustainabilitylive! the UK's leading sustainability event for the environmental, water, land, energy and sustainable business sectors. Energy CDT Network partnered with the ERDF funded Acceleration a Low Carbon Economy project at University of Nottingham to exhibit and inform attendees of energy CDTs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TalkScience @ The British Library 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TalkScience@BL is a café scientifique style event where an expert provides a short yet provocative introduction, followed by a discussion amongst an informed audience.

Held on 23 October 2012 Energy CDT Network co-organised 'Sustainable energy for the 21st century: Can we ensure a bright future?'
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The Association of British Science Writers and The Network of Energy Centres for Doctoral Training present: Pecha Kucha Night with City University, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Pecha Kucha events are informal evenings where presenters describe their work using only 20 images, each for only 20 seconds. The Association of British Science Writers and the Energy CDT Network held on event on 12 March 2013 in which 6 energy network researchers spoke about their area of energy research.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Cost of Electricity in 2050: expert panel discussion and CDT poster exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Held on 18th September 2013 at Imperial College London invited speakers debated the future of energy sector. The audience included energy CDT students, academics, those working in policy and industry and other interested stakeholders. Following the discussion a networking reception was held which provided attendees with an opportunity to view poster presentations from energy CDT students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description UKERC Sparks Sympsoium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UKERC invited Nicola Smith, Public Engagement Manager of the network to deliver a conference session on public engagement. . Awarding Body - UKERC, Name of Scheme - Sparks Symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Nottingham Energy Industrial Advosiry Board Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to IAB members about energy YES, including presentation from 2013 winning team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013