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.
About the event
Each year we have a selection of our industry supervisors giving a keynote lecture about sustainability in their industry and the challenges and opportunities they are facing. In addition we run four competitions during the day for:
- Best poster
- Best presentation
- Best question
- The best three minute thesis presented by the latest cohort.
The 2021 conference included guest speakers, student panel discussions, poster displays of all the students applied research projects and a tiger teams challenge with Woking Borough Council in the afternoon.
Applied industry research
The research presented each year covers a range of industry sectors and includes collaborative research being done at:
- Carillion plc
- Rolls Royce
- Thames Water
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Keller Group
- Costain Group
- Surrey Nature Partnership
- Heathrow Airport
- Surrey University Estates - Energy and water
These wonderful events exhibit the breadth and depth of excellent research within the programme and demonstrate the future benefits for industry.