Building the bridge between theory and practice is at the heart of sustainable development and with GSD your learning will go far beyond the classroom. Our pedagogical vision encourages practical action as a core component of your educational experience and our courses implement a hands-on, collaborative approach wherever possible. Warwick is also home to a number of active student-led initatives and societies which promote the cause of sustainable development. And whats more, our Department has supported a number of GSD students with independent research projects focusing on issues related to sustainability. We maintain that practical learning is key to the praxis of sustainable development, and you can find out more below.
Dr Jessica Savage will guide you through a diverse array of weekly ecological practicals across Warwick's campus.
In 2018, students visited Feldon Forest Farm, a leading local organic farm which has won several awards commending its sustainability practices.
Discover how Warwick is innovating to create a more sustainable energy infrastructure.
Student Societies & Initiatives
- Global Sustainable Development's student-led magazine, discussing a range of sustainability related issues.
- A dedicated student society which focuses on taking GSD beyond the classroom. They hold campus campus events, speak at University sustainability talks, and run initiatives to raise awareness of sustainable development.
- New for 2018/19, GSD students have collaborated to focus on social enterprise, sustainability careers, and global cooperation.
- Warwick's student-led initative to promote responsible food consumption habits and raise the profile of problems associated with food waste.
- Warwick's Chapter of the wider Climate Reality Project seek to promote an eco-friendly campus and transition the daily lives of the Warwick community towards more sustainable practices.
Undergraduate Research Support Scheme
The scheme is designed to enable students to develop their capabilities as a researcher, to actively engage in the production of new knowledge at the University, and to provide an opportunity to inform choices for future study or employment. URSS is open each year and previous projects from GSD students have included "Impacts of Climate Change on Peripheral Regions: The case for stronger adapation and increased mitigation in Europe" and "The Enabling Environment of Renewable Energy Policies in the United Arab Emirates". More here.
International Conference of Undergraduate Research
Taking place annually, ICUR is an exclusively undergraduate forum designed to showcase the very best in undergraduate research. It allows participants to present their work to an international and interdisciplinary audience. The conference utilises video technology to allow students to present their research to an international audience, in real-time, without leaving Warwick. ICUR is led and sponsored by Warwick and Monash University. More here