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Sustainability

We are committed to building a sustainable future. We study, research, teach and invest in sustainability because it is an urgent priority for our social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

Postgraduate Study & Research

We support postgraduate researchers who wish to directly study sustainability, including supporting the new Leverhulme TRANSFORM CDT which offers 18 PhD scholarships to train a new generation of transdisciplinary leaders who are able to address current and future sustainability challenges.

People

The Doctoral College fosters a work environment that is caring and supports team member wellbeing, which in turn allows us to provide our best service to both staff and students.

We champion the wellbeing needs of our PGR community and are actively leading several projects which look to build a more inclusive, sustainable and nurturing culture for training postgraduate researchers.

Environment

At the Doctoral College, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and supporting Warwick's declaration to reach net zero carbon from our direct emissions and the energy we buy by 2030.

During 2020 we transitioned to a 100% online thesis submission system, saving hundreds of thousands of pages worth of paper. We also transitioned to an online viva format, not only allowing vivas to continue during the COVID pandemic, but decreasing our contribution to the carbon footprint further by reducing travel for examiners and examinees alike.

During 2020 Doctoral College staff began working from home full time. We are now progressing towards a hybrid working model, continuing to reduce our team’s contribution to emissions and number of cars on campus.