Welcome to MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology at Keele

George_Sharon Welcome to the MSc Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology from Dr Sharon George, the course director. 

We’re delighted that you’ll be joining us in September to study the MSc in Environmental Sustainability
& Green Technology.

We hope these Welcome Web pages give you much of the information you need before you come to Keele, but if you have any questions
at all do please contact me or the course administrator, Stef Everill.

You’ll receive information from the university about arrival, enrolment and Welcome Week activities, but the “Your first week” tab here will give you details of what we have planned for you.

I’m looking forward to meeting you in September!

Dr Sharon George

Course Director MSc Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology

Email: s.m.george@keele.ac.uk

Tel: 01782 733986

You can also find us on Twitter.

If you’re keen to get started on some reading to prepare for the course I can recommend the following key texts:

  • David J.C. MacKay, Sustainable Energy ? Without the Hot Air (Paperback and online)
  • Coley, D., 2008. Energy and Climate Change. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Houghton, J., 2009. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. 4th ed. Cambridge University Press
  • John Twidell, Tony Weir (2005), Renewable Energy Resources, Taylor and Francis

The David MacKay book is available online and is a great place to start.

Your first week will give you the opportunity to settle into Keele and to meet the staff and your fellow students.

You’ll have information from the university about general Welcome Week activities – the sessions below are specific to the MSc Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology and they’re compulsory for all new students.

During this week we’ll give you your course handbook, your finalised course timetable, and you’ll have talks from the option module leaders to give you the information you need to make your option choices.

Keep checking back as we update the activities.

Monday 24 September

10:00-10:15, come to the Sustainability Hub to register with the School and meet your fellow students. 

10:15-11:00, your MSc Environmental Sustainability & Green Technology introductory talk will tell you everything you need to know about the course

11:10-11:45, our current MSc ESGT students will talk to you about their experience

12:00-13:00, how to get the most from the library

13:00–13:30, informal lunch for students and teaching staff

13:30-14:00, information on IEMA accreditation and what it means for you

14:00-14:30, plagiarism, professional writing and referencing and your first assignment!

14:30-14:45, all about the KPA including optional visit 

Tuesday 25 September

09:30-12:00, talks by option module leaders

12:30-13:00, KRISP - PG opportunities to work with industry  

13:00-13:45, A past Keele student talks about his career journey

13:45-14:00, The English Language Unit


These sessions will take place at the Sustainability Hub, where a lot of your teaching will take place this year.

Please feel free to contact Karen Babb, the course administrator, k.a.babb@keele.ac.uk, or Dr Sharon George, the course director, s.m.george@keele.ac.uk if you have any questions at all.

The University Welcome Web gives you the information you need before you arrive in September, along with details of all the Welcome Week events.

The Keele University Campus Guide and Map will help you find your way around for the first few days. (The Sustainability Hub is building 40).

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*Accreditation is dependent on the degree route and modules taken