Programme

The aim of ReNU is to train the next-generation of doctoral graduates with the skills required to drive UK innovation in renewable energy (RE) and sustainable distributed energy (DE) applications. ReNU is a 4 year training programme with taught modules at various strategic points during the period. When you join ReNU you will be able to start your research project immediately, getting familiar with the topics, your peers and research environment.

In additional to individual institutional training programme, ReNU will provide cohort training with the objectives of: (1) create a pipeline of doctoral graduates with outstanding problem solving abilities to enable UK commercial development and exploitation of RE and sustainable DE technologies; and (2) provide a comprehensive training experience that is inherently interdisciplinary, international and includes key business and innovation training. The training programme consists three parts: core modules, optional modules and flexible modules.

Ten core modules covering scientific fundamentals and principles relevant to RE and DE, introduction on whole energy systems, research skills and methodology, business and innovation, interaction with industry to tackle industrial challenges and enhancing employability.

Optional modules providing specialist training more relevant to your research, and delivered through specialist modules, short lab stay in the labs with specific facilities and expertise, and peer to peer learning. Each student will have the chance to take four optional modules.

Training is also provided through other flexible means of public engagement activities, participating national and international conferences, site visits to industry or other stake holders and outputs writing.