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Devon Climate Emergency are acting as one of several challenge-setters for the University of Exeter’s second year Thinktank module.

For the Thinktank module, groups of students are asked to research a challenge set by an external organisation or body. At the end of the term, students deliver a group presentation for the challenge-setter, sharing their research and providing recommendations based on their findings. The module gives students the opportunity to think outside the box and consider how their work can apply to the real-world, while organisations can benefit from their new perspectives and research.

Devon Climate Emergency will be presenting to and interacting with the students from September to December. The students are researching the question, “What is required to enable and encourage young people, including university students, to adopt more net-zero habits and lifestyles?” 

So far, Devon Climate Emergency have presented to the students about the launch of the Devon Carbon Plan and how it links to the research question, have attended a virtual Q&A to answer any questions, and will continue to provide guidance as the students make progress on their project. We look forward to watching the students’ final presentation with their findings in December.

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