“What is energy transition?”

Simply put, energy transition is the term given to the societal shift from fossil-fuel dependency to sustainable energy use in the face of the current climate crisis. It differs from concepts like renewable energy, and addresses the wider, often overlooked challenges that we face as a society moving toward a low carbon future, rather than simply the technical ones.

For instance, as engineers put forward better and more cost effective forms of renewable energy, what happens as the oil & gas industry declines? What about all those who will lose employment because of it? The problem then becomes a social one, at which point business owners, lawyers and politicians must step in to ensure the correct frameworks and policies are in place to protect livelihoods. This is only one example of many which demonstrate the need for interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing the energy related challenges we face as a society.

“What is the Society for Energy Transition?”

The SET is a student body formed with the purpose of conducting interdisciplinary networking, research, development, education and training relating to the challenges of the energy transition. It also acts as a community for those who want to socialise and have fun with likeminded people, as well as a hub for wider public awareness and engagement with all things energy transition.




  • AGM COVID19 Safety Procedures

    28 Oct 2021

    A document outlining the various measures that will be in place at Society for Energy Transition's upcoming AGM to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

  • AGM Location Information and Safety

    28 Oct 2021

    A document outlining the relevant location and safety information for the AGM taking place on 29th October.

  • Committee Roles 2021 and 2022

    14 Oct 2021

    A brief overview of the committee roles available to apply for with SET this academic year, and the responsibilities they entail.

  • Election Manifestos 2021 and 2022

    26 Oct 2021

    Manifestos for the candidates running in this year's committee elections. Check them out and get ready to vote! Our AGM will be taking place Friday 29th October at 6PM BST. This will be an in-person event held in Taylor Building, room A21 (105), however there will be an online live-stream available for those who cannot attend in person.

  • Freshers 2021 Survey Results Summary

    08 Oct 2021

    A PowerPoint slide which summarises the main points raised in our fresher's survey.

  • Speech Transcript for Pre COP26 Protest Rally

    24 Oct 2021

    Transcript for the speech delivered by Society for Energy Transition at the Pre-COP26 Protest Rally outside Marischal College on 23rd October 2021. Note that a recording of the speech is available upon request but cannot be uploaded here due to the large file size.