CEDHE Forum: Skills for net zero - what employers want

Wind turbines on hilltop at sunset. Overlayed with text - Skills for net zero- what employers want. CEDHE AGM & Forum. 25th May 2023 10am-3pm Online
Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

The Community for Environmental Disciplines in Higher Education (CEDHE) Committee invite you to join them in discussion at the 2023 AGM and Forum.

As skills for our transition to a net zero economy become increasingly important to employers, we explore what specific skills employers want from Environmental Science graduates in 2023, and beyond.

This year's FREE online CEDHE Forum, on Thursday 25th May, will delve into this theme, aiming to identify the specialist net zero skills applicable to the environmental sciences, but also more broadly what range of skills employers want to see in environmental science graduates that will allow their businesses to meet their net zero commitments.  

Environmental scientists will be a driving force in the transition to net zero. Practitioners with practical field and lab-based skills, underpinned by core scientific knowledge, are going to be increasingly important in meeting the challenges of the future. However, what specific skills do employers see as being essential for their net zero transition, and how can they be embedded into the curriculum?

The Forum will allow programme teams to hear from a range of employers in the sector, through panel discussions and presentations about the net zero skills they need, and will further give attendees the opportunity to participate in group discussions with colleagues about how different universities embed net zero skills into their programmes.

Each session will be followed by Q&A, allowing all attendees an opportunity to contribute.  

Please note: The CEDHE AGM (CEDHE Institutional members only) will be held between 10:00 and 11:00am, and will be followed by the CEDHE Forum (members and non-members welcome) from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Registration to this event will be for both the AGM and Forum, consider amending the calendar invite to start at 11am if you are not a CEDHE Institutional member or only wish to attend the Forum. 


Forum Programme and Agenda 

Who should attend the Forum? 

Academics & Researchers | Environmental Science Students & Graduates | PhD Students | Non-teaching University Staff | CEDHE Members & Accreditation Contacts | Careers advisors | Employers of Environmental Science Graduates 






We aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email our team at education@the-ies.org or call +44 (0)20 3862 7484 to discuss this further.



Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Lead

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