skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2017 won by Sorcha and Emma for dissertation fieldwork in Nepal

last modified Apr 12, 2017 12:05 PM
Two ESD MPhil students have been awarded the Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2017
Arthur Shercliff Travel Scholarship 2017 won by Sorcha and Emma for dissertation fieldwork in Nepal

Professor John Arthur Shercliff (1927-1983)

The Arthur Shercliff Memorial Trust, which was established to promote technical visits abroad by undergraduates and graduate students, offers two scholarships, valued at £1,400 each, one to be awarded in each of the Engineering Departments of Cambridge University and Warwick University.

Sorcha Ni Mhuimhneachain, a current ESD MPhil student, has been awarded £1000  to travel to Nepal  to research the development of a strategic road map for the deployment of renewable technologies in rural Nepal.

Emma Houiellebecq has been awarded £300 towards her fieldtrip to Nepal to  consider Urban Resilience in Post-Disaster Recovery: A Case Study on the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.