“It is impossible for me to see the world the same as I did before participating in the School of Climate Change. For the first time ever I had the opportunity to be part of a group of inspiring and passionate individuals who understand the urgency of doing something, anything, to save our Planet. I will take with me so much knowledge, courage and the strongest of commitments to do my best to change the world from my field of expertise. I'm grateful for these eight amazing Thursdays that changed my life. I would do it again a hundred times!”
“I was astounded at how good the School of Climate Change was. I signed up casually thinking that I might learn something new, but more likely it would be information I can find on Youtube. I left with a level of knowledge of climate change far higher than when I applied. The course was structured well with approaches towards the subject from a multiplicity of angles. The topics were thorough. The Q&A's were always engaging and I wanted to get involved. Finally, the capstone projects were utterly inspiring - I met people from all over the world from a range of age groups and background who all cared passionately about tackling climate change. All in all a wonderful experience.”
“Delighted is an understatement. The course was well designed, formatted, delivered at an excellent pace, flow and by highly competent and engaging facilitators in an interactive process. The breakout rooms and the opportunities to engage with other participants provided even more profound insights into the cultures, perspectives and views towards applying the learning in different context. The course was extremely relevant, timely, and provided great insights and collaborative opportunities to address systemic issues associated to climate change.”
Being around such a diverse and interdisciplinary group of students who all care about climate change has been such a refreshing experience at Oxford, not least because of the great array of topics included in the programme. The SoCC covers some of the most defining and contentious debates around solutions to environmental issues, from geoengineering and carbon taxes, to flood prevention and decarbonising the economy.
I loved that the programme offers such a welcoming and open space for discussion and debate, and that it is open to everyone from undergraduates to PhDs. It's given me the opportunity to build on my knowledge of issues around climate change, to be challenged by my peers, to interact with some fantastic speakers, and perhaps most importantly, to build so many new friendships, no doubt with many of the future leaders on climate change.
- MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy
I really loved the course. I really felt like it brought together a community of students and academic professionals to talk about and learn about climate change and think how to approach it taking into account the interdisciplinary approach it demands.
- DPhil Philosophy
It was an amazing series. I only wish I could do it all again!