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Get involved: The World Innovation Challenge

Registration for the World Innovation Challenge is currently open until Monday 5 October 2020.

This is a great opportunity for Warwick students to work in international teams with Monash University students. The aim is to create a business idea that tackles a key sustainability challenge. The Challenge starts on Friday 9 October 2020 at 9:30 am (BST). Participants will work online for 48 hours (including sleep/resting and other work) to make a business plan.

Tue 29 Sep 2020, 09:00 | Tags: Student stories IGSD Global Sustainable Development Event

School for Cross-faculty Studies students to present at ICUR 2020

The International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) is an annual academic conference, led and sponsored by the University of Warwick and Monash University, connecting student researchers globally using video conferencing technology.

This year, the forum will take place on the 29-30 September and will be modified to accommodate current pandemic restrictions. Both audience and presenters will join the conference virtually through the new ICUR App. A number of students from the School for Cross-faculty Studies will be presenting their research at ICUR next week.

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

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.

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

Our commitment to anti-racism

People protesting with a Black Lives Matter sign

Image credit: Johnny Silvercloud/flickr

The murder of George Floyd (and so many others) has affected all of us. We understand that some of you in our community have been particularly hurt by this. Racism is a systemic feature of our society, and this is not limited to what has been happening in the United States in the past few weeks and over the years.

Here in the School for Cross-faculty Studies, we are strongly against any type of racist activity and we commit to an anti-racist culture and education.

Congratulations to Warwick Cup for being shortlisted for a Union Award!

Union Awards banner

Warwick Cup, founded by three final-year GSD students - Maddie Booth, Ellie Church, and Hollie Ryan - has been nominated for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sustainability’ category of the Students’ Union’s Student Voice and Impact Awards.  

Thu 28 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Global Sustainable Development

GSD student presents research in Parliament

Alice Vodden at the Posters in Parliament Event

Congratulations to our final-year GSD and Business Studies student, Alice Vodden, for presenting her research at the Posters in Parliament event in Westminster in March!

Tue 19 May 2020, 09:00 | Tags: GSD Student stories Research

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