“My hope is that my work will help to improve a company’s attitude towards the environment, worker’s rights and other social issues.”

“My research is focused on the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) legislation and its effect on Oil and Gas companies. My study focuses on the notion that companies should have more social responsibility than just what is written in the law.. I am looking at both the UK and Thailand to compare and improve Thai CSR regulations. I am writing about the regulations of the CSR report. The company have to disclose the information of what CSR policies they have implemented. A poor CSR performance could negatively impact share prices and pressure companies into responsible behaviour. One piece of regulation that I feel Thailand should adopt is section 172 of The UK Company Act which asserts that directors should have a responsibility to all stakeholders rather than only shareholders. My hope is that my work will help to improve a company’s attitude towards the environment, worker’s rights and other social issues.”

“There is no better place to study Energy Law than in Europe’s Energy Capital”

“The University of Aberdeen’s reputation as one of the best Energy Law School’s in the country made coming here an obvious choice. The Law School here is ranked in the top five in the UK for graduate prospects, a factor which stood out to me. There is no better place to study Energy Law than in Europe’s Energy Capital. I can access a number of great facilities here for achieving my research goals. When I need a change of scenery from my office I can go to the Sir Duncan Rice Library. The great collection of sources available there and in the Taylor Law library are very useful alongside the extensive online academic access that is available. The University’s Primo allows me to access any material that I could possibly need. Having studied my master’s degree here I was aware of the teaching quality in the Law School. The environment of teaching and learning here is very supportive. All of the staff are willing to help if you have any problems, whether it is academically or personal.”

“The International Society has been great for organizing trips in the local area”

“I have been able to experience a number of different aspects of Scottish culture. The International Society has been great for organizing trips in the local area. I have been able to visit Balmoral Castle, the summer estate of the Queen, which is only a short journey away. We have also visited Inverness, Stirling and Stonehaven among other trips. Since I started my PhD I have been a member of the Legal Research Society. We meet on a monthly basis to discuss our research, share ideas and support each other through our studies.”

“I want to be an expert in Thai Energy Law and act as a consultant to the government”

“I am looking forward to being Dr. Yuwadee. I am planning on returning to Thailand to be a lecturer at Mae Fah Luang University in the north of Thailand. I believe that my experience as a student at the University of Aberdeen and the professional development courses that I attended here will help me in my role. I will look to introduce an interactive learning experience to the more traditional and formal teaching methods that are used in Thailand. I want to be an expert in Thai energy law and act as a consultant to the government and also, potentially, to Oil and Gas companies in Thailand. I may look to extend my research focus into the growing areas of renewable energy law and environmental regulations.”