Vanessa McCorquodale

SRS Project Coordinator – Sustainable Development Goals and Living Lab Projects


Vanessa is the SRS Project Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals and Living Lab Projects.

Vanessa joined the University Estates department in 2012, working on the helpdesk and compliance teams.  She left to join the School of Engineering for programme delivery of an offshore renewable energy postgraduate course.

When she joined SRS Vanessa was responsible for the University’s Social Responsibility and Sustainability committees and the European project Make ICT Fair.  Later working on Waste projects and delivered the student and staff training programmes; Take Action for a Sustainable World and Carbon Literacy.  

Vanessa now works to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the curriculum and to increase students' opportunities for SRS Living Lab projects across all disciplines at the university.  She also supervises students on select SRS Living Lab dissertations and continues to teach Carbon Literacy.

With an undergraduate background in Environmental Construction, Architecture, Psychology and an MSc in Carbon Management, Vanessa's hopes that university curricula include sustainability so that all students graduate with the green skills necessary to create a sustainable world.

If you are a student and you would like your dissertation to work towards social responsibility and sustainability issues contact Vanessa

If you are a member of teaching staff and would like to embed aspects of the SDGs into your teaching or assessments contact Vanessa.