Teaching Materials for Schools
The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy has free resources for primary school teachers including free powerpoints, lesson notes and short videos.
The E.ON Energy Experience has free activities, teachers notes, classroom guides and curriculum links for energy topics including fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables for Key Stages 1-4. Good graphics and comprehensive coverage of the subjects.
The E.ON Energy Experience
CAT Publications have teachers' and pupils' guides to renewable technologies from £2 to £5 + vat per copy downloadable from their website at www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/education.tmpl
Scholastic.com has a Family Guide to Going Green with articles, activities, and suggested reading. Family Guide to Going Green
Petit Fashion's Ultimate Guide to Sustainability and Recycling for Kids contains a series of articles (aimed at adults) with advise and resources on how to educate children about sustainability.
This page on Sustainability Hub contains a collection of videos about sustainability aimed at children.
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University & College Courses
The University of Exeter run three specialist undergraduate programmes in renewable energy engineering, a 3 year B.Eng and 4 year M.Eng in Energy Engineering and a BSc in Renewable Energy. For programme information visit www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/energy/
University of Dundee runs BSc and MSc Honours courses in Renewable Energy. For details see: www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/renewables
At its Chrichton Campus in Dumfries, The University of Glasgow runs a new MSc degree in Carbon Management which contains many elements of renewable energy. For further information see: The University of Glasgow
The Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) is in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University.
For more information, visit www.lboro.ac.uk/crest/
The Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development is part of De Montford University based on the University’s Leicester campus. It offers an MSC course - Energy and Sustainable Building Design. For more information, visit www.iesd.dmu.ac.uk
The University of Ulster offers an MSc/PGD course in Renewable Energy. prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/course
Reading University’s School of Construction Management and Engineering offers MSc and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) courses in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability. www.reading.ac.uk/Study/courses/taught/mscrenewable.asp
Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh offers an MSc course in Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation. www.graduateschool.eps.hw.ac.uk/taught/REDG.html
The University of Nottingham has an MSc Electrical Technology for Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems course already running and an Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems (BEng/MEng) undergraduate course for which it is now recruiting for the first intake in 2008.
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