Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Global Sustainable Development News

Select tags to filter on

Have your say: The Graduate Outcomes survey

The Graduate Outcomes survey opened on Tuesday 1 September 2020 for summer 2019 graduates. The survey will be open until Monday 30 November 2020. Graduates will be contacted on behalf of the University by the Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (HESA)/IFF research by email, text, and telephone.

What is the Graduate Outcomes survey?

About 15 months after finishing their course, graduates are invited to respond to the Graduate Outcomes survey. This national survey collects information on the activities and perspectives of graduates. The survey aims to help current and future students gain insight into career destinations and development.

Have your say

If you graduated in the summer of 2019 we'd really appreciate it if you're able to fill out the survey. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be invaluable in helping current and future GSD students. They'll also help us promote our courses and inform our work with local and national employers. On a wider level, the survey is also of national significance as it provides a deeper understanding of the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market. Thank you in advance for your time and responses.

Wed 09 Sep 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Global Sustainable Development

Dr Maria Gavris joins the GSD Department!

Dr Maria Gavris joined the School for Cross-faculty Studies at the start of September as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Sustainable Development.

“I am very excited to have joined this close-knit, interdisciplinary team and to have the opportunity to contribute to Warwick’s innovative GSD programmes. I look forward to working with – and learning from – my new colleagues and students. I am taking up this post in challenging times, marked by the Covid-19 crisis and its socio-economic consequences; in this context, the thing I am perhaps most excited about in my new role is the opportunity to introduce students to alternative perspectives in economics which challenge the current way of doing things and help us envision a better future.”

Read more.

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins co-organises upcoming conference on climate justice with RiGG NET

Taking place next week on 2-3 September 2020, the Disruption, Decarbonisation and Reparations conference is an online series of events "bringing together activists, civil society leaders, and academics working towards the common goal of climate justice, broadly construed". Organised by Warwick's interdisciplinary Research in Global Governance Network (RiGG NET), the conference aims to touch on many of the diverse issues that form part of the climate justice conversation.

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD, is a co-organiser of the event and will be involved in a number of sessions, including:

Each session during the two-day conference will consist of a panel-style event in which contributors present their work, followed by a group discussion and questions.

Staff and students are welcome to register and attend. You can register for the conference here. 

Fri 28 Aug 2020, 08:28 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Event

Dr Mandy Sadan joins the GSD Department!

Dr Mandy Sadan joined the School for Cross-faculty Studies at the start of this month as an Associate Professor in Global Sustainable Development.

“These are strange times to be starting a new job but it makes me determined to make the most of it and embrace this new opportunity with open arms. All universities are facing challenges right now, and we all have to pull together and be courageous and innovative in how we deal with the situation. I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to join the Warwick community and am fully committed to working with and learning from all my new colleagues and to helping our students achieve their goals when they return in Autumn.”

Read more.

Tue 18 Aug 2020, 09:01 | Tags: GSD Staff stories School for Cross-faculty Studies

GSD staff and students contribute to the Warwick Enterprise Summer Programme 2020

Throughout Term 3, Warwick Enterprise hosted a Summer Programme designed to inspire students, encourage them to think about something new, and to connect the community.

Staff and students from the GSD Department were involved in the programme, sharing their expertise, and engaging in conversations around the different topics.

In interview: Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla on laughter in oral histories of displacement

Cuban Health Specialists arrive in South Africa to support efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Image credit: GovernmentZA/flickr

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies, was recently interviewed by the Oral History Review about the role of laughter in oral history interviews. You can read the interview here. This interview is directly linked to Stéphanie's paper, "Laughter in Oral Histories of Displacement: 'One Goes on a Mission to Solve Their Problems'", published in the Oral History Review.

Both the interview and paper are based on a wider project started by Stéphanie in 2014, entitled “Life Stories of Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals”. The project aims to fill the gap in the existing literature on Cuban internationalist healthcare professionals, allowing the professionals themselves to "share their stories and help us gain a better understanding of what it meant for them to join these missions, how the work impacted their lives and those of their families, and the challenges they faced as Cuban internationalists."

You might also be interested in the following news items on Stéphanie's recent work:

Congratulations to our GSD Class of 2020!

Our GSD finalists were awarded their degrees on Wednesday 22 July 2020. We are incredibly proud of our Class of 2020 for all of their successes and for overcoming challenges throughout their time at Warwick.

This has been a year like no other and unfortunately, we have not been able to celebrate our students' successes on campus in the usual way. We hope to be able to congratulate our graduates on campus when it is safe to do so and give them the graduation ceremony that they very much deserve.

"I would like to congratulate you all and wish you an excellent summer. It will most probably not be the summer you had expected, but I hope you can relax, disconnect a little, and enjoy the break. I would also like to thank you for being such amazing students. Your support, adaptability, and resilience over the past months has been heartwarming and we're very proud of you. We wish you all the best for the future, whatever is awaiting you after the summer."

Dr Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla, Head of the School for Cross-faculty Studies

Virtual yearbook

Our staff and students have been adding messages to our GSD Virtual Yearbook 2020 which you can view here.

Staying in touch

GSD graduates, please remember to register on so that we can keep in touch with you. In addition, you can:

Tue 04 Aug 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Global Sustainable Development

A look back on this year's Warwick Sutton Scholars Year 9 scheme

Warwick Sutton Scholars is a two-year programme for highly able Year 8 and 9 students from under-represented backgrounds in higher education across the West Midlands. The aim of the programme, coordinated by Maria Kehr (Widening Participation and Outreach team), is to inspire students to consider university as an option for the future.

The Year 9 programme is run in collaboration with our Department. The programme consists of a two-day residential and several campus days, culminating with a graduation event.

The GSD team involved in the programme this year included two GSD student ambassadors, Hana Chua (final-year single honours GSD student) and Marina Zorila (final-year Economic Studies and GSD student), working under the guidance of Dr Marta Guerriero, Associate Professor in GSD, to design and deliver the academic content of the programme. GSD student ambassador Elizabeth Disdel (second-year Philosophy and GSD student) was also involved in one of the campus days.

Congratulations to the winners of our Year 12 GSD competition!

Each year we run a competition for Year 12 students. This is an exciting opportunity for students to think creatively and gain valuable research skills as they learn more about global sustainable development.

We received a high number of submissions this year and we were very impressed with the quality of the entries. Many congratulations to the winners and all shortlisted entrants!

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Global Sustainable Development Event

What if hardship causes drug resistance?

On Tuesday 2 June 2020, GSD Assistant Professor Dr Marco J Haenssgen presented a talk entitled “What if hardship causes drug resistance?” to the prestigious Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Seminar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Research

Latest news Newer news Older news