Midlands Graduate School DTP student Chloe Waterman (Socio-Legal Studies, University of Birmingham) reporting back after her ESRC-funded Overseas Institution Visit to Linkoping University, Sweden.
The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for doctoral students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
The Faculty of Social Sciences and Warwick Ventures celebrated the conclusion of the first-ever ESRC funded VIBE (Venture Into Business Engagement) programme; developed especially for Social Scientists to equip researchers with skills and support to explore partnerships with and engage with business. A number of our MGS students took part in the programme.
The MGS is delighted that one of our current collaborative studentship partners, onebillion, has been shortlisted (https://www.xprize.org/prizes/global-learning/teams/onebillion) as one of the five finalists for the Global Learning XPRIZE: https://www.xprize.org/prizes/global-learning
The $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE challenges teams from around the world to develop open-source, scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months.
Professor Nicola Pitchford from the University of Nottingham who is lead supervisor on the collaborative studentship with onebillion will be attending the awards ceremony of the Global Learning XPRIZE in Los Angeles in May.
We wish them best of luck in the final!
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