Year 12 Essay Competition, 2018
Global Sustainable Development hosts an annual Essay Competition for Year 12 students across the country, encouraging students to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about sustainable development. In 2018, topics included: Sustainable development in Brexit negotiations; 'think global, act local'; and managing environmental resources. Shortlisted entrants were invited to a Global Sustainable Development Campus Day at Warwick to discuss their work. More Information.
Warwick Sutton Scholars Year 9 Programme
In 2018, GSD has contributed to the organisation and delivery of the Year 9 Sutton Scholars Programme. The Year 9 Programme consists of 4 campus days (between December and March) and a three-day residential in April. This year's focus was Food and Global Sustainable Development. The Programme was run by the University's dedicated Widening Participation Team in collaboration with GSD staff.
I really appreciate everything you guys have done for us and helping us as a generation making our future paths. The residential was amazing and I had one of the best times of my life, I wish we got to do it for another whole year. I am very happy that I graduated and just wanted to say thank you for helping us and getting us prepared for reality.” - Sutton Scholars student, 2018
GSD has been involved in several initiatives run by the University's dedicated Widening Participation Team and has provided taster sessions in schools in the West Midlands. This year we have been involved in the Year 12 'University Taster Day' and the Year 12 'Experience Warwick Summer School'.
Examples of taster sessions delivered include:
- 'A Sustainable Food Trail' (an interactive exploration of the relationship between food and global sustainable development);
- 'Managing Natural Resources: Designing a Marine Protected Area' (an interactive simulation game exploring the complexities of marine policy-making).