Record number of students starting at CAT in 2020

Record number of students starting at CAT in 2020


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We are pleased to welcome a record number of students to study at CAT this September. Across the nine postgraduate courses on offer at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment over 250 students are starting their studies.

Around half of the new cohort are taking advantage of our part-time study route, enabling them to study while continuing with other family or work commitments outside of their studies.

Part-time and distance-learning study options are available for all our students, whether they’re studying a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a full Masters. And with such flexibility on offer, it’s no surprise that we will welcome a larger percentage of students than previous years to study the first two modules via distance learning.

With the ongoing changes to learning and teaching worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CAT will continue to build on our already successful distance and blended learning programmes and we will continue to do so as we welcome smaller groups of students on-site for study visits this term.

CAT students studying inside wearing facemasks
New CAT students on their first module

Following great feedback from current students these past few months, Graduate School staff will continue with the mix of using Zoom and Skype to teach via distance, alongside recording all sessions for students to watch back on the Virtual Learning Environment. In addition, teaching staff will be further increasing their teaching capability this year with the use of Microsoft Teams.

Jane Fisher, Programme Leader for our courses validated by Liverpool John Moores said:

“The surge of interest in climate solutions over the past few years has led to a growth in our student numbers, and the development of our new Virtual Open Days and Q & A sessions has made finding out about our courses more accessible for students from a variety of backgrounds and locations.”

Tim Coleridge, Programme Leader for our courses validated by University of East London added:

“With the increase in applications and enrolments this year we look forward to the inspiring mix of viewpoints our students from the UK and across the globe will bring to our courses.

We will be welcoming students straight from their undergraduate degrees to others who will already working in industry, councils or governments, and it will be great to hear about the range of environmental projects and community initiatives they are already involved with outside of their studies, and to see how they go on to share their networks and skills with each other while studying with us.”

A big welcome again to our new students who will join our current cohort of students and over 1,800 graduates as they begin their journey to gain the knowledge, skills and inspiration to help them make a real difference in their chosen field and act for a sustainable future. We look forward to meeting some of you over the next few weeks as you begin your studies

If you’d like to find out more about studying on a CAT postgraduate course in September 2021 then get in touch or call 01654 705953.

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