Launch of the new MRes in Energy Demand Studies programme

Launch of the new MRes in Energy Demand Studies programme
27th September 2010 Alison Parker

The new academic year started at the end of September and brought with it a new MRes programme and a hoard of new students. The new MRes in Energy Demand Studies which forms the first year of a four year doctoral research programme in Energy Demand was launched with an intensive “Energy Demand in Context” residential module held at Loughborough University with 17 new students recruited onto the programme.

The module was taught as a residential module in order to bring together the groups of students and academics from the two geographically separated locations and create a sense of community. The week proved to be a rewarding experience for all involved.

Daniel QuigginDaniel Quiggin, one of our new CDT PhD students explained that

“…the CDT academic team fostered an open environment where no question was considered silly, enabling good rounded discussions which hopefully will lead to new responses to complex problems… In terms of the discussions engaged in and the sharing of ideas and opinions I have learnt vastly. How different people view the same problem is diverse within the CDT and I find this stimulating and exciting….”

The one year MRes programme aims to provide students with the scientific skills and knowledge necessary to undertake research in the field of energy demand. It aims to provide students with a solid grounding in thermodynamics, energy systems in the built environment, energy modelling and analysis, social science methodologies, energy law and policy, and energy economics.

For further information about the programme including the MRes see the Programme Summary pages.