Social Responsibility and Sustainability

2020 Environment & Society Research Mixer

A chance for practitioners and academics to share sector knowledge and explore possible research or practice opportunities with our current MSc students.

Want to make explore possible research or practice opportunities? Like to make useful connections and share sector knowledge...?

Every year, hundreds of students graduate from the University of Edinburgh with Masters degrees in Environment and Society related programmes. The Research Mixer, organised by GESA, School of Geosciences and the Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, is a chance for practitioners and academics to share sector knowledge and explore possible research or practice opportunities. For students it's a unique opportunity to discuss their own research ideas with our academics and practitioners.

The Mixer is made up of discussion groups around Research 'Clusters'. Each Cluster is a grouping of interest within environment and society.

  • Climate Management & Energy
  • Environmental Protection & Ecological Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable landscapes
  • Environmental Policy & Politics
  • Social Responsibility & Sustainability
  • Environmental & International Development

Please note that you can select a maximum of 3 clusters. Each Cluster will run three 25 minute facilitated sessions throughout the event. Students will have a chance to pre-select three Clusters to visit and will spend 25 minutes in each with academics and practitioners.

During the sessions, academics and practitioners will have the opportunity to quickly share sector knowledge, potential projects, and research priorities. Students will have an opportunity to outline their research interests and to make connections.

There will be two breaks which all attendees are encouraged to use for more in depth conversations.


  • 1.45pm: Student Registration
  • 2.00pm: Welcome All
  • 2.15pm - 2.45pm: Cluster Session 1
  • 2.50pm - 3.20pm: Cluster Session 2
  • 3.25pm - 3:55pm: Cluster Session 3
  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm: Refreshments & Networking
  • 4.30pm: close

Registration will open during 2019 Semester one

ACADEMICS & PRACTITIONERS should contact at the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability for more information

STUDENTS: please contact Faten Adam at the School of Geosciences for more information

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Jan 29 2020 14.00 - 17.00

2020 Environment & Society Research Mixer

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place.
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Playfair Library Hall, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL