Most of our work is in partnership with industry, government and other academic bodies, ensuring that what we do has a real-world impact. We are always eager to discuss with organisations, big and small, different ways we can work together.
7 ways to engage
There are seven different way to engage with us, you can explore the options and examples below. If you would like to engage with us our team would be happy to discuss your's and your organisation's needs.
- 1. PhD studentships
Our doctoral training and research outputs are world leading. At the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, we endeavour to closely align our PhD research with real-world needs and are always looking for suitable industry partners. Browse the range of research areas or speak to us about a particular question your business wants to explore through academic research.
The PhD student will work closely with your business and may spend time in your office as work experience – models of collaboration can be tailored to your requirements. Sponsoring doctoral research typically costs GBP 10,000 p.a. over a period of four years.
- 2. Scholarships and Awards
Both individuals and businesses have the opportunity to create scholarships for our undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD programmes. This could be aimed at high achieving students from lower income groups; particular countries, ethnicities or simply in a particular field. Giving an award to the best thesis, overall grade, special achievement etc. is a great way to raise your company’s profile publicly and within our student body whilst honouring the hard work that goes into gaining one of our Degrees. This can be wrapped in an open event or simply be named after you.
- 3. Knowledge Transfer Partnership
You can improve your business’ competitiveness and productivity through funded partnerships with one of our academics and/or graduates. The scheme can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what the project is and the needs of the business.
A KTP is part-funded by a grant. You will need to contribute to the salary of the Associate who will work with your business, plus the cost of a supervisor who will oversee the scheme.
Find out more: http://ktp.innovateuk.org/
- 5. Open professional education courses
Our executive professional short courses will explore new futures in business and sustainability. Aimed at mid-senior level professionals, the courses support organisations and businesses
to develop and drive their strategies for long-term value creation and sustainable pathways.
The blend of face-to-face training and online learning provides likeminded professionals with the opportunity to network and share ideas whilst fitting around busy work schedules.
Business and Sustainability: high-level executive courses for career professionals in all sectors.
Moisture in Buildings CPD: the renowned UK Centre for Moisture in Buildings hosts a CPD programme for professionals in the building and construction sectors.
- 6. Consultancy
Your organisation can benefit from our academic expertise to help you solve technical challenges or research questions. We will provide innovative, cutting-edge insights
into sustainability, transport, energy and buildings that come with a long track record of multidisciplinary thinking. In the past, we have worked on grants with EDF; advised the UN and national governments on climate change policy; frequently provide BEIS with expertise on energy efficiency; evaluation of Calix with Ipsos Mori; low-carbon shipping solutions for the International Maritime Organisation and many others.
- 7. Donations
If you would like to become a donor to our School or one of our four Institutes (Energy Institute, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Institute for Sustainable Resources, Institute for Sustainable Heritage) please contact us. Your donation will help fund pioneering research and develop the next generation of leaders in sustainability. Whatever global sustainability cause you are passionate about solving, we are likely to be so too and will be much stronger with your support.
Previous donations included a £5m endowment from BHP Billiton which with we were able to establish the Institute for Sustainable Resources.
If you would like to discuss ways you and your organisation can engage with us, please do contact us.
Industry collaboration in PhD research
Consulting on air quality
Last year, the Greater London Authority commissioned a piece of research in one of UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering's areas of expertise: indoor air quality. As the average person spends over 90 per cent of their time indoors, the quality of air we breathe inside is vital for our health and wellbeing. This is especially important for children who are more vulnerable to airborne pollutants than adults. The GLA wanted to know the implications of this for school-aged children who spend a great deal of time inside school buildings. For this task, the Mayor’s study on indoor air quality in London’s schools, we provided an extensive literature review on the subject and created six case studies: five of primary state schools and one of a nursery.
Bespoke training courses
Bespoke training courses are a possibility for any company or organisation. If you are interested, please get in touch with the partnerships team.
Academic Heritage Partnership
The partnership’s characteristics are a formal partnership agreement; shared personnel; an organisational structure to allow the sharing of resources between the institutions including staff, equipment, expertise and skills; collaborative education and training opportunities for students and heritage professionals; joint research projects; shared support for and participation in providing historic environment services and shared institutional networks. Stage 1 of the implementation of the AHP was the co-creation and delivery of a Connected Curriculum short course to pilot the Heritage Evidence Foresight and Policy MSc.
Partnerships and Advisory Board
Formed of experts in their respective fields across industry, policy, third sector, academia and individual contributors, the Board committed to the School’s mission and helping its four institutes and students flourish. The Board employs its collective knowledge and experience to advise the school on strategic direction, support growth. It will creates opportunities to generate strategic knowledge through developing new and deeper ties between strategic thinkers from external organisations. The Board identifies new global trends and help respond in an agile manner, uplifts the School’s global visibility, leverages external expertise, and facilitates new partnerships, funding opportunities and impact pathways.
If you or your organisation would like to engage us in a partnership or scope opportunities please get in touch.
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