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Student support and experience

The programme is designed by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), which has over 25 years' experience of designing and delivering leadership programmes on sustainability. The CISL team is responsible for all elements of the programme design, management, administration and oversight of the academic process.

Students are supported by a Director of Studies – a member of the programme team – as well as a dedicated Tutor in the first year of the programme, and an academic Dissertation Supervisor drawn from key departments within the University of Cambridge and from the wider CISL academic network, in the second year of the programme. The programme also features a number of expert contributors from both academia and industry, over the two years.

"It is helpful to have sounding boards with different backgrounds and perspectives, while sharing the basic understanding that the world is changing and we need to play a more active role in shaping the nature of these changes and their impact on us all. I believe that I will be inspired with many more ideas on how to play an influential role in this sector financing the transition to sustainability."

Yvette Nowell, Head of RMB Fund, Rand Merchant Bank

 

Master’s programme team


Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, CISL

Dame Polly Courtice, DBE, LVO, Director, CISL

  • Polly is Director of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). She is also Founder Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme, and Academic Director of the University’s Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership. She is a Director of Judge Business School Executive Education Limited, and a member of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy Committee and the Board of Executive and Professional Education.

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Dr Louise Drake, Senior Programme Manager

Dr Louise Drake, Senior Programme Manager

  • Louise Drake (formerly Driffill) is course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, and deputy director for the Master’s in Sustainability Leadership, both of which lie at the heart of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s mission to inspire and develop the business leaders of the future.

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Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Graduate Programmes

Dr Theo Hacking, Director, Graduate Programmes

  • Theo oversees the development and delivery of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s portfolio of graduate programmes.

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Fergus Kirkpatrick, Graduate Programmes Manager

Fergus Kirkpatrick, Graduate Programmes Manager

  • Fergus is responsible for project management of the Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership; collaborating with stakeholders across the University of Cambridge and acting as the main contact for students past, present and future.

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Bethany Knights-Prince, Project Co-ordinator

Bethany Knights-Prince, Project Co-ordinator

  • Bethany Knights-Prince is part of the Graduate Programmes team, assisting with the delivery of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and Master's in Sustainability Leadership.

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Ellen Mumford, Project Manager, Graduate Programmes

Ellen Mumford, Project Manager, Graduate Programmes

  • Ellen is part of the Graduate Programmes team, assisting with the delivery of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)’s Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains and Master's in Sustainability Leadership.

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2018 intake workshop dates

Workshop 1: 16–22 September 2018 
Workshop 2: 31 March–6 April 2019
Workshop 3: 1–7 September 2019   
Workshop 4: 29 March–4 April 2020

2017 intake Workshop dates

Workshop 1: 2–8 September 2017
Workshop 2: 8–14 April 2018
Workshop 3: 2–8 September 2018   
Workshop 4: 31 March–6 April 2019

2016 intake Workshop dates

Workshop 1: 18–24 September 2016
Workshop 2: 26 March–1 April 2017
Workshop 3: 30 July–5 August 2017
Workshop 4: 8–14 April 2018