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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE – Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE – Climate change research award returns to provide students opportunity

The application window for the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award has reopened for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students studying at UK universities.

Run by Privilege Finance, the award provides students within the renewable energy sector, with the opportunity to be rewarded for their research and innovative approaches to climate change and carbon reduction solutions.

Winning students can expect to receive a £1,000 cash prize alongside mentoring, a visit to an anaerobic digestion plant, and networking opportunities.
Applications are open until 31st Jan 2023, and the winners will be awarded in Spring 2023.

Stevie Leeks – marketing manager for Privilege Finance

Stevie Leeks, marketing manager at Privilege Finance, explains the reasoning behind the award.
There’s an urgent need to upscale the use of renewable energy within the UK and the next generation will be pivotal in making this happen.

The entrants to this award are the future generation of the renewable energy sector, so supporting them through the early stages of their careers and providing them with invaluable opportunities is essential,” she adds.

We want to celebrate the students’ innovative ideas and research. These awards allow us to do so, as well as showcasing the opportunities available in industry,” she concludes.

Download the application form to apply by visiting:


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About Privilege Finance
Privilege Finance is a specialist funder of projects which reduce carbon and mitigate against climate change with over 20 years’ experience. One million houses are now being powered by green energy, as a result of Privilege funding. The organisation specialises in financial and technical AD/EFW expertise and the promotion of sustainability across the sectors.

Privilege works in close partnership with clients using an entire ‘project lifecycle’ approach, providing support services that enable smooth project delivery, commissioning and optimisation.

In addition to project support, Privilege also provides a range of pragmatic, flexible and streamlined finance solutions. The company is based in Cambridge and has experienced sales and delivery teams working across the UK.

For more information, visit our website:

Issued by: Natasha Smith, Pinstone, e: dd: 01568617624

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