The Department has strong links with the Landscape industry and government agencies. Many of our students work for a year in practice during the course of their studies. The Department also conducts research and consultancy for a range of clients in the private, public and voluntary sectors. We are able to work with commercial partners to develop innovative solutions through knowledge transfer partnerships. We also undertake a variety of work with community-based organizations.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
If you wish to explore the potential for an innovative product or service, there are opportunities to enter into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the Department. This involves a researcher working with both employer and University for a period of two years. It entails a financial contribution from the employer, but there is also generous government assistance.
If you are not yet at a stage to develop a full Knowledge Transfer proposal, there are a number of more exploratory possibilities, such as the University´s Knowledge Transfer Opportunities Fund.
For initial information, please contact Jeff Sorrill
Consultancy and Contract Research
The Department undertakes research for a wide range of clients. These have included Defra, CABE Space, Natural England, Countryside Council for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, national parks and local authorities.
Collaborative Research StudentshipsIf you are an organisation that needs to undertake more fundamental research, you may be interested in supporting a PhD student through one of the Research Councils´ `collaborative´ studentship schemes. These require a small financial contribution from the industrial partner, but can be a good way of exploring more fundamental topics.
Please contact Jan Woudstra for further details.