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A summer of graduation celebrations

GSD graduates and staff posing for a group photo in their caps and gowns on the grass

We have had a special summer on campus with graduation ceremonies returning in person for the first time in three years! We were very keen to invite our 2020 and 2021 GSD graduates back to campus for the 'Warwick Celebrates' events. These graduations were long overdue, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We also had the pleasure of welcoming our newest graduates to the GSD alumni community at our summer ceremony on Monday 18 July.

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Thu 08 Sep 2022, 12:55 | Tags: GSD Student stories Alumni Global Sustainable Development

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

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.


GSD students and staff 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 in Term 1. 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.


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.


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.


Global Sustainable Development student wins outstanding contribution award

Luke Netherclift, stood in front of a 'Warwick' sign

We are delighted to share the news that Luke Netherclift, a recent GSD and Business Studies graduate, was one of the winners of Warwick’s Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (OSCAs)!


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.


IATL funding for GSD-championed student climate forum

Now in only its second year, the Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum 2021, launched in 2019 by GSD students, has been awarded £10,000 in grant funding by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick.


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.

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