Past Events

Freshers’ Squash

15/10/2014, Keynes Hall, King’s College: Interested students had a chance to find out about what CUECS does and how to get involved through presentations and interactions with the committee. For more information, presentation slides can be found here.

General Meetings 

17/11/2014, Nihon Room, Pembroke College: In the first meeting of the 2014/15 Academic Year, James Segar (an ecologist from Atkins) provided our members with an ecological perspective on environmental impact assessments. The various projects were introduced and a brief schedule of the year’s activities was outlined.

18/02/2014, Lecture Room 0, Engineering Department: Professor Douglas Crawford-Brown, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, gave a talk on Retrofit in Cambridge (sustainability in the built environment). The meeting concluded with presentations from each project on how they have progressed that academic year. Of particular importance was the announcement by the GLT team of their successful launch of a Best Practice Guide and a new co-ordination team.

11/11/2013, Lecture Room 4, Engineering Department: Claire Hopkins, Living Laboratory for Sustainability Co-ordinator at University of Cambridge, discussed the first year of her Living Lab projects and where it hoped to be in the future. The Living Lab works to engage students, academics, and building administrators with new projects to help the University to meet its carbon reduction aims. During the presentation Claire cited two CUECS members who were involved in previous projects, namely Ibrahim Yate who completed an energy audit of the university Institute of Criminology, and Sophus Zu Ermgassen who completed an eight week internship over the 2013 summer vacation, during which he produced resources for several behavioural change campaigns that will be initiated this current academic year. Of these his ‘Shut the Sash’ program at the Chemistry Department, a pilot fume cupboard hood campaign, could, if successful, reduce University carbon emissions by up to 2% and save £225,000.

30/01/2013, Keynes Hall, King’s College: George Bartley, an energy consultant working with the university’s Gurdon Institute, discussed his efforts to introduce behaviour change toward energy use across university facilities. A full overview of his work on the Gurdon Institute can be found here.

Careers Panel

4th March 2013, Careers Panel, with the participating firms listed below:

Dr. Catheryn Price, Senior Consultant at Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants (CERC)
MSci Chemistry with Environmental science, PhD in air quality/dispersion

Dr. Andrew Turton, Associate Director – Sustainability, Building Engineering at AECOM
M.Sci, PhD, CEng MInstP

Richard Collinson, Associate – Technical Lead Environmental Planning at ATKINS
BSc(Hons) Biology/Ecology, MSc Environmental Resources

Katherine Spink, Flood Risk Specialist & Henry Le Brecht, Senior Environmental Planner at Mott MacDonald


Previously held at Pembroke College, Queens’ College, and Jesus College

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