Batool Wajiha Zaidi (She/Her)

Student, UCL

About Batool Wajiha Zaidi

Hello! My name is Batool and I am a second year Arts and Sciences at UCL. I take classes on environmental sciences, development studies and education.

For my summer research project, I co-produced a policy brief with student recommendations for sustainable futures in higher education which is addressed to policy makers in universities in the UK. This research project is still ongoing, under the supervision of Prof Lizzie Rushton, we are developing a research paper to further understand student ideas of sustainability in higher education. If you would like to be involved, please do not hesitate to send me a message!

Currently, at UCL I am the President of the UCL Sign Language Society where I lead a team of 9 other undergraduate students to organise sign language classes and events to raise awareness of deafness for a society which has over 200 student members. I am also a part of the Ahlulbayt Islamic Society and UCL TedX society committees. I sincerely hope I make a positive difference in the people around me. 

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University College London

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Climate Change Education

Area of Expertise


I am from:

Pakistan United Kingdom

I speak:

English French Korean Urdu

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Foreign languages Nature & environment Reading Spirituality Volunteering Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Education Environment Geography

Youth-led Policy Brief - Youth Voices for Sustainable Futures in Higher Education

Universities are uniquely situated to respond to the challenges posed by climate change. In this policy brief we share student recommendations for sustainable futures in higher education drawn from a participatory workshop held in University College London*.

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Channels contributed to:

News & Events Social Sciences STEM Research

Rooms participated in:

University College London