SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub launch

February 7th, 2023

The Institute for Policy and Engagement is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the SHAping Sustainable Futures Research Hub on Thursday 9 March 2023.

Developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences, this will be an online resource dedicated to showcasing  the value of UoN Social Science research for policy around climate change, sustainability and the net zero challenge.

The rationale behind the Hub is an acknowledgement that the challenge of creating a sustainable future is as much a social challenge as a technical one.

This new Hub collates relevant research from across the Faculty of Social Sciences, and related disciplines, presenting them in a systematic format that is designed to be accessible for policy audiences.

It will provide a sustainable ongoing home for impact in this area, supporting our social science research and researchers to impact upon policy makers and the public.

This internal launch event is an opportunity for interested members of the university to learn more about the Hub, the research it features, and ongoing plans for the Hub and the wider university in this area.

It will be followed by a wine reception and small buffet to give interested parties a chance to network and discuss potential future collaborations in this area.

Please note that this event is primarily aimed at UoN staff working in this area who may wish to use the Hub, either to learn about current research or to promote their own work. The event is held in the evening to enable colleagues with teaching commitments to attend.

If you are not a member of staff and would like to attend, or have research partners you would like to bring, please contact the institute.

Date: Thursday 9 March, from 4.30pm-6pm, followed by a wine reception and networking opportunity.
Location: Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park, NG7 2RD

Please click here for further information and to register for the event.


Welcome: Stephen Meek (Director of the Institute for Policy and Engagement)
Introduction to the Hub: Gabrielle Bunn (Hub Project Coordinator)
Short talks by a variety of key stakeholders working in this area from across the university
Presentations on two featured projects
Wine reception and networking opportunity to follow

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