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GSD staff and students get stuck in planting trees on campus

Staff and students from GSD planting trees for the COP Coppice

In December, a group from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department and the Economics Department helped the Grounds Team plant several trees. This idea was born out of the Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum (WCNF) 2021 which took place earlier this term. Organised by and for students, the Forum asked attendees to step into the shoes of delegates from different nations to hold their own climate negotiations. Instead of handing out freebies such as pens and lanyards at the Forum, the WCNF Team chose to instead plant trees on campus; 26 trees to be exact, in light of COP26.

Find out more about tree planting and biodiversity projects on campus.

PhD Scholarships in Global Sustainable Development: Apply Now!

Applications are now open for our PhD scholarships in Global Sustainable Development (GSD) for the academic year 2022/23. The Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholarships Programme, ‘TRANSFORM: Transformations of Human-Environment Interactions to Sustainable Development’, is led by the GSD Department in the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Applications close at 12 pm (GMT) on Monday 7 March 2022.

Dr Xiaodong Lin named Editor-in-Chief of The Sociological Review Journal

Dr Xiaodong Lin, Associate Professor in Global Sustainable Development, has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Sociological Review, the UK's oldest sociology journal. Prior to his new role, he was a General Editor of The Sociological Review.

Thu 13 Jan 2022, 09:54 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

GSD postgraduate research featured in New Mandala

Coffee shop in Paksong

Image credit: Coffee shop in Paksong, by Adriaan Castermans on Wikimedia Commons

Published last month, a New Mandala article features the work of one of our PhD students, Thipphaphone (Kee) Xayavong, and his Learning Space Project.

Dr Mandy Sadan awarded Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust

Herbs and spices laid out on a table

We are delighted to announce that Dr Mandy Sadan, Associate Professor in GSD, has recently been awarded a highly prestigious Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust for her project ‘Flavour in the Making of Modern Britain’. The project will begin in September 2022 and will run for three years.

Funding hat-trick for GSD-led research on land use, conservation, and indigenous livelihoods

Thai site leader Ajarn Prasit Leepreecha chairs a discussion to elicit narratives of livelihood change in a Pgaz K’ Nyau community in Chiang Mai province, Thailand

Image credit: Marco J Haenssgen

A new stream of grant awards is supporting Dr Marco J Haenssgen, Assistant Professor in GSD, and his collaborators from the GSD Department, Warwick Business School, Chiang Mai University (Thailand), Monash University Indonesia, and the Université d’Antananarivo (Madagascar). The three awards have a combined total of more than £84,000 and include:

GSD staff, students, and graduates have their say at COP26

Dr Jess Savage with the team at Beira, a sustainable fashion brand

The GSD community had a busy time at COP26! From speaking on panels to featuring on the big screen, our staff, students, and graduates had their say at this year's global summit.

Hear from some of our community who attended.

New staff join the School for Cross-faculty Studies!

Headshots of new members of staff in the School for Cross-faculty Studies

We are very pleased to have welcomed several new members of staff to the School for Cross-faculty Studies this term. Read more.

Panel discussion with staff and students in GSD on youth empowerment in climate action

Dr Marta Guerriero, Dr Jess Savage, Todd Olive, and Šimon Michalčík smiling, during the panel session

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021, staff and students from the GSD Department explored the importance of youth engagement in climate action. Hear from Dr Marta Guerriero, Associate Professor; Dr Jess Savage, Assistant Professor; Todd Olive, current MASc student; and Šimon Michalčík, a final-year GSD and Business Studies student, about the barriers young people face when engaging with climate action. During the session, Šimon shares his experiences with Plant-for-the-Planet, an international NGO supporting reforestation across the world; and Todd tells us about the Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum (WCNF), a simulation of the UN’s global climate negotiations.

Watch the panel recording.

New practical guide to support active learning in Education for Sustainable Development by Dr Alastair Smith

Advance HE and QAA have launched a series of practice guides designed to support institutions to enable Education for Sustainable Development. Dr Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow in the GSD Department and Education for Sustainable Development Officer for the School for Cross-faculty Studies, is the author of one of the 18 practice-based guides.

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