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GSD Student Presents Research at World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022

The World PhD Students Sustainability Summit 2022 was organised by the European School of Sustainability Science and Research, the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme, and the European Alliance for Sustainability Research Rationale. One of our PhD students, Grace Kamanga, presented her research at the summit. Find out about Grace's experience of the summit and the research she presented.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New publication: School for Cross-faculty Studies Student Equity Report 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of the report on the first School for Cross-faculty Studies Student Equity Survey.


GSD offer holder secures international scholarships

We are delighted to announce that Hala Alhaffir, a MASc in Global Sustainable Development offer holder, has been successful in securing two prestigious international scholarships to enable her to take up a place on our new programme. Hala will be jointly funded by Chevening and the Saïd Foundation. A Chevening Scholarship ‘enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK’. The Saïd Foundation scholarships are ‘targeted towards outstanding individuals with leadership potential who will be drivers of positive change’.

We spoke to Hala to find out more about her background and her plans for the future.

Read more.


New staff join the School for Cross-faculty Studies!

Student walking through the Ramphal Building, where the School for Cross-faculty Studies is based

We are delighted to have welcomed several new members of staff to the School for Cross-faculty Studies this month. We look forward to seeing the impact that Dr Xiaodong Lin, Dr Nikoleta Jones, Sam Gane, Sheree Thompson, Shehzadi Azis, and Ella Jones have in their new roles.


£1.3m doctoral scholarships in Global Sustainable Development for UK & EU students

  • New PhD scholarships in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick available to UK and EU students, thanks to £1,350,000 from Leverhulme Trust
  • Scholars will receive transdisciplinary training: expertise from different academic faculties, as well as mentorship from front line organisations, such as UN Habitat
  • Researchers will be trained to be "as comfortable analysing data on human-environment interactions as liaising with governments and empowering communities" -- Professor João Porto de Albuquerque

Global Sustainable Development launches new postgraduate programmes

GSD students in a workshop

We are excited to be opening our doors for the first time to postgraduate students as we launch our new MASc in Global Sustainable Development and MPhil/PhD in Global Sustainable Development.