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New collaboration with MAIDS-GRID at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chula visit

Last year, GSD was delighted to establish an exciting collaboration at postgraduate level with the programmes in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID) at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, the highest-ranked university in Thailand. This partnership was conceptualised under the Thai-UK World-class University Consortium, funded by the British Council, which aims to bring together Thai and UK institutions for internationalisation and to enhance teaching and research through knowledge exchange and sharing.

MAIDS-GRID at Chulalongkorn and GSD at Warwick both offer international postgraduate programmes in sustainable development and development studies, which share several similarities, including a transdisciplinary teaching and research philosophy, an international student body and comparable programme size.

Research funding success for School for Cross-faculty Studies students

Library shelves

Congratulations to our students for securing funding for research projects over the summer!

The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research public engagement project. The scheme is open to any undergraduate student at Warwick and research can be completed in the UK or abroad.

This year, five students from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department and one student from the Liberal Arts Department have successfully secured a URSS bursary. Their work will be recognised at the URSS Showcase 2022 on Wednesday 16 November between 1-4 pm in the Panorama room in the Rootes Building - all are welcome to attend!

Find out about our students' summer research projects.

Fri 19 Aug 2022, 15:22 | Tags: Student stories Event Undergraduate Research

Join us for our first annual GSD PhD Symposium!

The GSD Department is pleased to be hosting its first annual PhD Symposium on Friday 1 July 2022! This event will be taking place in the new Faculty of Arts Building, FAB5.03.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity for our first cohort of PhD students to showcase their research. The Symposium will also open discussions around this year’s theme of transdisciplinary research.

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins presents on climate justice at the University of Antwerp

Waves coming into a Caribbean shore, with green foliage in the background

Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD, recently visited the University of Antwerp to deliver several sessions focused on climate justice. Leon was an invited Visiting Lecturer as a guest of the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).

Read more.

Join our Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 2 April 2022

At the University's upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on Saturday 2 April 2022, we will be running the following online session:

  • Postgraduate Study in Global Sustainable Development, 1-2:30 pm UK time.

During this session you will hear from staff and current students in the Global Sustainable Development Department. This is a great opportunity to discover more about our MASc degree and our PhD programme.

Book your place on the Open Day and add our event to your agenda.

School for Cross-faculty Studies Public Lecture: Register Now

  • ‘Global Multiple Migration: Class-Based Mobility Capital of Elite Chinese Gay Men’
  • Wednesday 16 March 2022, 4-6 pm (GMT). The reception for this lecture will start at 4 pm and the talk will start at 4:30 pm.
  • Hybrid event: Room R1.15, Ramphal Building, and online on MS Teams.
  • All Warwick staff, students, and alumni, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend.

Register for the event.


Susanne Choi Yuk Ping

Susanne Choi Yuk Ping is Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Co-Director of the Gender Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her D.Phil. in Sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Susanne uses a feminist lens to explore a diverse set of issues related to migration, gender, sexuality, family, work, and social movements in Chinese societies. Her lead–authored book Masculine Compromise (published by University of California Press) explores how men’s rural to urban migration shapes gender and family dynamics in post-socialist China. Her articles were published by American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Health and Illness, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, The China Quarterly, Work, Employment and Society, Gender, Work and Organization, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies among others.

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.

SCFS Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A

The School for Cross-faculty Studies (SCFS) Work Placement Talk and Live Q&A event will be taking place on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 5:30-7 pm UK time on Microsoft Teams (link to join event).

This event is exclusively for students from the School for Cross-faculty Studies.

Webinar on the real cost of food by GSD academics

Fruit on supermarket shelves

Earlier this week, Romain Chenet, Teaching Fellow in GSD, and Dr Alastair Smith, Senior Teaching Fellow in GSD, discussed the hidden and not-so hidden climate costs of the food in our fridges and pantries. The webinar included a short presentation followed by an invitation to join in a “show and tell” where the effects of climate change on food production and what you can do to help were explored.

Catch up on the webinar online here.

This event was part of the 2021 ESRC Festival of Social Science. You can find out more about the rest of the programme for the Festival here.

Thu 04 Nov 2021, 10:01 | Tags: GSD Staff stories Global Sustainable Development Event

School for Cross-faculty Studies staff and students present at Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference

The 5th Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching Conference, hosted by the University of Warwick, took place virtually on 15 April 2021 and brought together a diverse range of speakers and audiences including those involved in Liberal Arts, joint honours degrees, and single interdisciplinary modules.

Staff and students from the School for Cross-faculty Studies presented during the conference, sharing their experiences with collaboration, co-construction of knowledge, and practice underpinning interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

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