Dr Joy Tweed, Course Leader for the new Social Enterprise MSc, was quoted in an article by The Guardian about whether the COVID-19 recovery will fuel a green jobs boom for postgraduates.

Windmills and solar panels

The article discussed the expected expansion of green jobs, which could potentially offer a silver lining for postgraduate students in a post-COVID-19 world. It said that according to the Local Government Association, some 700,000 new jobs in low-carbon sectors may be created by 2030, and more than a million by 2050. 

Speaking to The Guardian, Dr Tweed spoke about how rewarding green jobs can be, delivering more than just a financial reward and giving employees purpose. She said: “Green and growth can go hand in hand”. 

As London’s first university to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, Westminster aims to make a difference in the world by harnessing its resources, expertise and partnerships to affect sustainable global change with local, national and global impact. Westminster’s commitment to social enterprise is also embodied in our research communities, teaching, learning and practice.

The new Social Enterprise MSc offers an opportunity to gain a formal qualification while learning from others working in the sector and interacting with established social enterprises and their advocates.

Read the full article on The Guardian’s website.

Find out more about social enterprise at the University of Westminster.

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