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Scenario will shortly be advertising fully funded studentships for 2024 intake.  Full details will be available on our Apply for a Scenario PhD webpage

Scenario Training and Events: November and December 2023

2 November Software Development – Testing (Pathway A) starts w/c 7 November Introduction to Programming in R (Pathway B) Hybrid. 8 modules over 4 weeks with one in-person workshop  8…Read More >

The COPS: COP27 Climate Action Studio and COP15

UNFCCC COP27 Again this year, Scenario students took part in the Climate Action Studio run by the Walker Institute at the University of Reading, where doctoral students immerse themselves in…Read More >

COP27 sign

Improving forecast flood maps using earth observation data

Cohort 7 student Helen Hooker brings research into practice during a placement with JBA Consulting In August 2022, devastating, widespread flooding in Pakistan displaced 33 million people. The Pakistan floods…Read More >

map of flooding

Reflections on COP26

James Hill visited the COP26 Green Zone in Glasgow as part of a group of Scenario DTP students.  As Glasgow was busy, they stayed in Troon and commuted in. These…Read More >


Scenario DTP students are engaging with COP in a number of ways this year. 4 students joined the Walker Institute, in the Blue Zone. 14 students took part in the…Read More >

person stands in front of tree of climate promises at COP26

Reflections on a PhD journey

Matthew Kaan Alkan is a member of Scenario Cohort 3, who recently defended his thesis in Chemical Ecology. He took part in the Scenario Student Twitter Take Over where he…Read More >

view of Budapest

Advice to new PhD students

As we get ready to welcome SCENARIO Cohort 7 in September, here are some good advice and top tips for new PhD students from Scenario graduates Rebecca Emerton and Kirsten…Read More >


Flood Foresight Placement

Scenario alumna Holly Turner recently carried out a 3-month placement with JBA Consulting as part of their Flood Foresight team.  The placement was part of NERC’s National Productivity Investment Fund…Read More >


The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) is taking place in Madrid from 2-13 December. Carys Cunningham and Elaine Halliday, Scenario Cohort 6 PhD students, are attending as part of the…Read More >

YES19 Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

YES is an innovative global competition developed to raise awareness among postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers of how ideas from science and engineering can be commercialised. For this first time…Read More >

Training in Polar Fieldword with the British Antarctic Survey

In August 2019, Scenario Cohort 4 PhD student Joe Watson was selected to take part in the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Advanced Training Short Course: Safe and effective fieldwork in…Read More >

The impact of historic climate change on both humans and the land – Dan Teeling’s Fieldwork in Peru

Read Cohort 5 student Dan’s blog about his fieldwork in Peru. Dan has a collaborative studentship with the Scenario partner the British Geological Survey.    

Jet Stream Study Confirms Aircraft Turbulence Risk

Cohort 5 student Simon Lee is the lead author of a paper published in Nature providing evidence that climate change is having a greater impact on the jet stream than…Read More >

Future Invaders

SCENARIO student Tomos Jones won a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for his stand on Future Invaders – potentially invasive garden plants.  Read more about Tomos’s project…Read More >

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