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'Climate and Sustainability for the Future' summer school

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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Birkbeck’s ‘Climate and Sustainability for the Future’ summer school offers an engaging and accessible introduction to climate change and sustainability, for anyone interested in extending their environmental education. If you are thinking of enrolling on one of our environment postgraduate programmes, you will find it excellent preparation for studying with us and a fantastic opportunity to get to know the Birkbeck campus, our staff and other students.

Across two days (22-23 June) you will encounter new concepts and knowledge through interactive lectures, before putting new learning into practice in a creative climate communication group project. You will have the opportunity to showcase these outputs on the Summer School website and Birkbeck blog. Some of these tasks are similar to assignments that Birkbeck students are asked to produce, giving you a window into what it is like to study with us.  
Facilitated by Birkbeck’s Academic Co-Directors of Environmental Education (Dr Aideen Foley, Dr Dale Mineshima-Lowe and Dr Steve Willey), and with workshops led by academics from across Birkbeck’s three faculties, as well as the Birkbeck Law School and Business School, the summer school highlights the interdisciplinarity of the climate change challenge, and the role we all have to play in addressing it. 
All attendees will receive a certificate of participation. If you progress to enrolling on a postgraduate programme with us within one year (e.g., by Autumn 2025) the cost of participating in the Summer School can be redeemed against your programme fees. Lunch (vegetarian and vegan selection of sandwiches), as well as coffee/tea will be provided on both days of the summer school. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let the team know by contacting us at the email below.

If you have questions about the summer school, please contact the Environmental Education Team at:

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