The [X]ceptional: COP26 Challenge enabled students in the College of Social Sciences to engage in COP26, the global climate change conference held in Glasgow in November 2021.
The challenge was an opportunity for students to present their own, original research that engaged with any element of climate change.
These are the winners of the [X]ceptional: COP26 Challenge. In these articles they reflect on the process and motivation to enter the Challenge and/or present their winning entries.
Rami Zaatari‘s successful entry in [X]ceptional, an opportunity for students in College of Social Sciences to present their own original research on any element of climate change. In this single poster Rami clearly and concisely summarises the background, context, objectives and policy gap in Morocco’s journey towards net-zero targets. This work concludes with a number of…
Hannah Midghall’s successful entry in [X]ceptional, an article arguing that it is important for environmentalists to understand the history of their field to tackle problems such as soil degradation.
Camilla Carlesi reflects on the process and value of entering [X]ceptional, and how her entry on the climate crisis and security is informing her ongoing areas of research.
PhD candidate Robert Richardson reflects on the process and value of entering [X]ceptional, an opportunity for him to extend his communication capacities and skills.
César De la Fuente was empowered to enter the [X]ceptional Challenge with a video presentation examining the role of gender in issues of sustainability.
Maryam ElAzzawy’s successful entry in [X]ceptional was inspired and informed by her personal experience of living and working in a developing country.
Entering the [X]ceptional Challenge enabled Narthana Arumugam to deepen his understanding of how space based solar power can help in the transition to renewable energy.