We hold various annual events for researchers, industry and students to get involved with.

Roland Clift Lecture Series

The Roland Clift Lecture Series is presented by a different guest speaker each year who discusses aspects involving environment and sustainability. Some of our most recent topics have been 'strengthening skills for sustainability' by Gary Kass and 'a journey in sustainability - looking backwards and ahead' by the brilliant Roland Clift himself.

Annual Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability Conference

Each year all our researchers come together to showcase the research they are doing with bite-sized presentations, Q&A sessions and poster displays. It is a great event for all cohorts at different journey points on their research to re-connect, learn, share and celebrate sustainability research. In addition, we run competitions during the day for favourite, best and most engaging presentations.

The 2023 conference theme was ‘sustainable development goals’ and in 2022 it was the 'impact of research.'

The research presented each year covers a range of industry sectors and includes collaborative research being done at:

  • Aviva plc
  • Costain Group
  • Drax Group
  • Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust
  • Unilever
  • University of Surrey Estates and Facilities
  • Wates Group.