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Climate Action SCHOLARSHIP


This programme focuses on the challenges our sector faces in managing and reducing our carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 at the latest. Its scope covers all aspects of the industry, from materials extraction, manufacture and supply, through design, procurement, construction and installation, and out to the operation and maintenance of buildings and assets – the full life cycle.

The broad objective is to use the data held by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, alongside interviews and other engagements, to help us understand the relationship between learning about climate change and what we can do to halt it, gathering data on where we need to act, and undertaking carbon reduction activities in practice. From this research baseline we’d like to see recommendations on how to improve learning and increase activity on reducing carbon emissions.  

The successful applicants for the 2023 Programme are:


Christopher graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Business from Plymouth University and the Hogeschool Voor Economische, Amsterdam.

Initially entering the construction industry while working at a health and safety equipment supplies company.

While working in this role Christopher built strategic relationships with many construction companies and suppliers, across multiple disciplines; with collaborations achieving significant educational focus on carbon reduction, plastic management, circular economy and personal protection culture.

He has continued his drive for sustainability in construction by becoming a sustainability and systems manager at a leading UK construction company and is committed to the continual improvement of sustainability in the construction industry.


Scholarship Project – Improving Biodiversity via the Construction Sector

Megan graduated with a BA Geography followed by an MSc Construction Management, and then completed several graduate engineer and sustainability advisor roles before taking up her current position as Façade Manager at a £43m Luxury Aparthotel in Manchester for Sir Robert McAlpine. Her responsibilities include the managing the highest value package, second only to MEP, consisting of a steel frame system, weather board, rainscreen ACM panels, ceramic tiles, curtain walling, external doors and access equipment including Mast Climbers and Scaffolding. she is also responsible for the Quality Control of this package, Megan supports STEM activities, has a keen interest in wider social responsibility initiatives and is also a member of RSPB and Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

Scholarship Project – Re-use potential of structural materials in existing buildings

I have an interdisciplinary background, with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, a postgraduate degree in lightweight roof structures and a PhD in structural engineering focused on bamboo as a construction material. I started my career working in architecture and I also have experience working in research with natural building materials and structures. I joined Elliott Wood in 2020 where I engaged with an R&D project looking into applying circular economy principles to existing building structures.

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Watch Martha’s Thematic Scholarship Presentation Evening

Watch Martha’s Constructor’s Couch Interview

“Review of industry fit-out tool kits and the part they play in adapting to climate”

“Investigating the Role of Sustainability in Contractor Selection and Evaluation”


“Valuing Natural Capital in the Construction Industry”


“Raising our Game – How Project Managers can better integrate sustainability into infrastructure projects”


“Delivering sustainability throughout the project lifecycle”


“Sustainability Evaluation of the use of Solvent-Based vs Water-Based Trim Paint”


“Exploring the potential of Blockchain technology for the UK Construction Industry”


“Workplace Mental Health in the Construction Industry”


“Developing a tool for engineers by providing a practical indicator for the circular economy for specific design solutions”



“How can the construction industry become a catalyst for change to achieve a net zero carbon economy?”



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