As alumni of the Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP), you belong to a lifelong community of over 4,000 influential experts in the environmental sector across the globe. Graduates of the MSc and PhD programmes at CEP go on to take leading positions in a range of organisations dealing with natural resources management, energy policy, conservation, and sustainable development, including organisations like the United Nations, World Bank, public policy think tanks, and consulting companies.
CEP has a strong and active Alumni Network, enjoying from a range of activities, including:
• Job opportunities
• Strong professional and social interactions
• Mentoring new graduates and CEP post-graduate students
• Involvement in teaching and research supervision activities of CEP
• Networking events and social gatherings
For details of Alumni Network activities please contact the CEP Postgraduate Teaching Office or join the alumni database (note that this is a vetted list open only to alumni of CEP postgraduates).
The Alumni Network activities are organised and supervised by the Alumni Committee, headed up by Dr Mike Tennant, Professor Nigel Bell and Dr Celia Carling. After a recent restructure, the Committee is working on a wider programme of activities and events to engage and strengthen the Alumni network.
• Quarterly drinks in London (the next to be early June 2017)
• Evening talks or CPD-style sessions back at Imperial to keep people up-to-date with the latest thoughts and research
• More opportunities for summer research projects or internships between students and alumni
• Development and coordination of worldwide CEP/ICEPT hubs
If you would like to volunteer a few hours a month to help out as part of the Committee, please contact Mike or Celia.
CEP celebrated its 40th Anniversary on 9th September 2016 in style! Over 750 alumni, staff and friends attended an 'unparalleled, sensational and memorable party' at Imperial College.
The evening began sedately enough as Zen Makuch welcomed our guests and provided an update on departmental matters before handing over to colleagues Nick Voulvoulis and Bill Sheate for an introduction to life on our premier interdisciplinary environmental course, the MSc in Environmental Technology.This was followed by an inspiring presentation from journalist, author and ‘environmental conscience of England’, George Monbiot and an address from Green Party (UK) Deputy Leader and alumna, Amelia Womack (MSc Environmental Technology 2013), who praised the wonderful work our Department and alumni are doing to address environmental issues.
Thanks to our curious guests, we managed to cover such wide-ranging topics as re-wilding, sheep, climate change, the Paris Convention, resource and personal consumption dynamics, leadership, politics and EU relations – and all before dinner.
Our Events team then provided an amazing sustainability-inspired dinner - a first for the College.
Over dinner, guests had the opportunity to catch up with classmates, colleagues, before partying into the late hours with music from our College Union team of DJs.
The wine flowed and so did the stories as people shared the rich personal and professional journeys that began here in the department and the spouses, partners, children, homes, careers and related adventures that followed on from that first step into our offices.
Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to:
• Sir Gordon Conway – for Services to Agricultural Science and Africa
• Professor Nigel Bell – for Services to Environmental Education
• Professor Helen ApSimon – for Services to Air Quality Management
• Sir John Beddington – for Services to Science and Society, and,
• Professor Jane Plant (posthumously) – for Services to Atmospheric Chemistry and Humanity
We would like to thank the following companies for generously supporting our anniversary celebrations: Accenture, AECOM, BSI, E4Tech, Mott MacDonald, Pink Lady Apples and Poyry.
As we move forward, we’re determined to take our alumni with us as interested parties, champions, advocates, supporters and as role models for the next generation of CEP students. We look forward to the next 40 years!
Keep in touch
For details of any impending Environmental Alumni reunions or to find out how to join the mailing list, please contact the CEP Postgraduate Teaching Office.
Visit Imperial College Alumni website to find old friends, sign up for events or get ideas for professional development.