César De la Fuente‘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.
I always thought that I wasn’t interested in sustainability topics because the whole technology and green economy debates did not seem to interest me. But then I thought that maybe this happens to more people than myself; maybe there are social constructs that are an obstacle for an engagement with ecological care.
Then I encountered [X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge and I saw a chance to explore that topic. What made me feel safe to participate was the opportunity to upload a video presentation, which is the format in that I feel more confident presenting the different research that I have developed.
I think the most important thing that caught my eye to participate was the goal to make our academic knowledge approachable to other public, which is essential to the usefulness of our professional and academic careers, especially with sustainability research.
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[X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge
The [X]ceptional: The COP26 Challenge initiative enabled students in students in the College of Social Sciences to engage in COP26, the global climate change conference held in Glasgow in November 2021.
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