Circular Economy Talk

As part of the nationwide series of events for Green Careers Week (7-12th November), Varndean College hosted Claire Potter from Claire Potter Design on the Circular Economy on the 9th November. She was joined by her colleague Clare Harris. They provided an interesting and informative talk to include an overview of what the Circular Economy is, and the different opportunities that are present not only in the green sector but in a variety of other sectors.
They provided details into the role that design plays in the circular economy, with a focus on some examples of how green pathways can be shown through product design and discuss entry into suitable careers that students would not have considered. The talk provided an opportunity for the college to help create students who are well versed in the circular economy and how that can be applied in product/3D design as well as service design and behaviour change amongst other examples.
Crucial information was given on the types of jobs that students find in some areas finishing with examples of Sussex University alumni who are all working in the Circular Economy in large multinational companies such as Dyson® and Lego®. Both Claire Potter and Clare Harris are based at Sussex University in the School of Engineering, Informatics and Design; Claire Potter is a Senior Lecturer and Course Convenor for Product Design and Clare Harris is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Creativity and Design based in Engineering and Design.
Green Careers Week is supported by STEM UK, The Royal Society and the Met Office.