Early Career Researcher Winter School, Nottingham, 16th – 19th February 2015

Keynote presentations and student blogs from the winter school are now available here.
OR a proceedings document can be downloaded HERE
Aim of the Winter School
The 2015 Winter School will involve researchers from the UKCCSRC, Conventional Power Consortium and Engineering Doctorate Centre in Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy.
The aim of the Winter School is to aid the development of interdisciplinary knowledge and capacity to apply research in conventional power, fossil energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies to solve problems in a range of global settings. The Winter School also enables researchers to develop an understanding of technical and social issues surrounding energy, the environment, climate change, development and socioeconomics in the UK. Researchers will build on their knowledge and understanding provided throughout their research training to demonstrate critical thinking and multidisciplinary engagement aimed at finding novel solutions to real world problems in conventional power, fossil energy and carbon capture.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the Winter School, students should be able to:
a) Knowledge and Understanding: assess the challenges of advancing fossil energy and CCS research in a range of global contexts; the need for cross-disciplinary understanding and stakeholder engagement when designing research solutions; the importance of cultural, economic, social, political and environmental awareness in enabling effective solutions to research problems.
b) Intellectual Skills: engage with a global and multidisciplinary literature; display advanced communication skills which span national and international contexts; develop reasoned arguments which take into account social, environmental and policy frameworks.
c) Professional Practical Skills: better present complex arguments and research findings in oral form to a non-specialist audience; collate data and ideas to develop and formulate research plans; network with engineers, social and environmental scientists to seek new solutions to national and global issues.
d) Transferable skills: better define and deliver solutions to real world problems; interact effectively with the public, stakeholders, specialists and non-specialists; succinctly and clearly present complex ideas in oral form.

The 2015 Winter School will be held at the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham from 16th to 19th February (starting at lunchtime on the 16th and finishing at lunchtime on 19th). Further information is now available in the finalised programme, click here.

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