Graduate Community

Our graduates have used the skills and experience they've gained to make a real difference, helping to bring about the changes our society needs to create a more sustainable future.

“This course changed my life”

… is the most commonly heard comment from CAT graduates.

Our graduates have used the skills and experience gained from their courses to make a real difference through a wide variety of careers, from architecture and energy management to environmental policy and land management. CAT graduates also work across government, industry, charities and academia, with many setting up their own businesses.

To date, 1,795 people have completed postgraduate awards at CAT.

 

Innovative businesses

Over 50 businesses and projects have been formed as a result of interactions and inspiration at CAT, with many of them developing from the community of students and alumni.

Examples include community energy innovator Repowering London, sustainable building materials specialists Adaptavate, Pamphilon Architects, hemp building specialists UK Hempcrete and renewable energy pioneers Dulas Engineering.

Students have also set up a charity, RESET Development, which connects people with know-how in adapting to climate change, and also works internationally with partners developing community resilience.

Experts in their field

Graduates also return to us as experts in their own fields to teach on our postgraduate programmes.

Lizzie Wynn, for example, graduated from our MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in 2018 and is now a guest lecturer with specialist knowledge in cob building. Gwyn Stacey graduated in 2017 with an MArch and is now a teaching assistant on the course.

Graduate Employer

As change making business in the sustainable building materials  - the challenge is massive! One of the most important things to achieving ambitious goals is having a great team that will go the extra mile. They need to be technically well suited to the role, but most importantly, believe in what you are doing. That is exactly what we have found from a number of graduates from CAT over the last 4 years.
Tom, Robinson, Adaptavate

Tom, Robinson, Adaptavate

Career Development

The work has enabled me to perform my own tasks better and to diversity and change my activities. I run my own company, which has diversified its offer.

Helen Kennedy, Graduate

Already a CAT Graduate?

We would also really like to hear about your journeys and stories so please stay in touch.

We are building  a group of CAT Champions to help us reach out to bring about sustainable change. If you’re interested in supporting us, please get in touch

Informal graduate meet-ups happen in towns and cities across the UK and there are several active social media groups where students and graduates share ideas, advice and inspiration. Once a CAT graduate, you’re always part of the community. Facebook and LinkedIn are the busiest CAT Graduate social platforms.

Already a CAT Graduate?

We would also really like to hear about your journeys and stories.

We are also building a group of CAT Champions to help us reach out to bring about sustainable change. Let us know if you're interested in supporting us.

Informal graduate meet-ups happen in towns and cities across the UK and there are several active social media groups where students and graduates share ideas, advice and inspiration. Once a CAT graduate, you’re always part of the community. Facebook and LinkedIn are the busiest CAT Graduate social platforms.