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What our students think of studying at UCL-Energy

Mike Fell

PhD Graduate, UCL Energy Institute

    “I really enjoyed the PhD experience. It has been a great opportunity to engage deeply with my research subject (which is demand-side response) to learn a lot, and to contribute something too. I’m looking forward to continuing working in related areas in my new role as a research associate at the Centre for Energy Epidemiology based at UCL Energy Institute.” (Completed viva January 2016)

Peter Warren

PhD graduate, UCL Energy Institute

"I very much enjoyed doing the PhD, particularly as I had great support in a truly multi-disciplinary environment, and had the freedom to design and develop my own topic. The knowledge and skills that I gained during the PhD were an important part of helping me to put theory into practice through my current position in the Department of Energy and Climate Change." (Completed viva June 2015)

What our students think of the MRes Energy Demand Studies

“I had a great time studying as a research student at UCL Energy Institute. Many of my academic research and writing skills have been cultivated here and as it was a relatively small group, I always had many opportunities to discuss my thoughts and issues with people. The particular world-leading ideas of in-situ experiment design will absolutely benefit my future energy related research activities even in my home country.” Weili Sheng, student representative for the MRes EDS 2014/15

    "It is a privilege to be taught by the very best in the field and this combined with the nature of the taught element in small groups, supported with regular seminars and tutorials, has allowed me to engage at an advanced intellectual level.” Sofie Pelsmakers (2011/12)

    "The classes provided a unique multi-disciplinary perspective, which helped me to grasp the issue of energy demand reduction. The research staff were really helpful and always available to answer my questions and help me in my research." Joel Guilbaud (2011/12)

What our supervisors say

Dr Catalina Spataru

Lecturer in Energy Systems and Networks
Course Director, MRes Energy Demand Studies

“MRES EDS is a programme where students can learn the fundamentals of energy research in the built environment from an economic, scientific and social perspective. This knowledge will combine with the different analysis tools to provide the technical background required to undertake research in this challenging multidisciplinary area. Becoming a good researcher is about much more than learning techniques and facts. The transferable skills courses teach key aspects of research; the fundamentals of being a researcher and research communication."

Neil Strachan

Professor Neil Strachan
Professor in Energy Economics & Modelling

"Our students are core to the activities of the UCL Energy Institute, both in terms of contributing to the research already underway and in building future research capacity here in the UK and around the world. They are our ambassadors and our legacy. They help to drive the direction of energy research and the long-term viability of the Institute and its mission depends on their success."

Dr David Shipworth
Reader in Energy & the Built Environment

David Shipworth

"We currently have students from a range of non-cognate disciplines, for example economics, physics, chemistry, engineering and the social sciences. We aim to give these students domain expertise in energy research, while strengthening their native academic disciplinary expertise in theory and methods.”