Welcome to our new cohort of students!

Welcome to our new cohort of students!
5th October 2016 Alison Parker

We welcomed our new students to the LoLo MRes Energy Demand Course with an intensive week of immersion to ground them in the history of energy supply and demand and the construction and performance of buildings.

The UCL and Loughborough students came together staying at Burleigh Court for the week, with teaching taking place in the newly refurbished Civil and Building Engineering School’s WEDC building of Loughborough University.

A mix of lectures, workshops, modelling, site visits and quizzes created a diverse and interactive programme. Visits to the housing construction site  were especially informative, enabling the process to be witnessed from foundation to finish. Our thanks are due to William Davis and especially their site manager Simon Smith. Burleigh Court itself provided the opportunity to see non-domestic plant rooms thanks to our guide Gary Herder. Pulling together information from the course pre-reading and lectures, our students worked in groups to developed their own strategy for bringing down UK emission by 80% by 2050. Their chosen mix of generation and demand reduction was tested in the DECC 2050 calculator.

Our student now go on to tackle five more modules and a dissertation to achieve their MRes degree.

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Our new intake of students for 2016/17 at the residential week held at Loughborough University