|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students|
|Funding amount:||fee waiver for 23/24 is £4712 (Home fee) and the maintenance grant is £18622 per annum|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2024|
Formal education in the UK has not placed climate action high on its agenda with discussions of climate change often limited to ‘factual’ teachings in science, geography and more latterly, the new natural history GCSE. It has also often concentrated on traditional teacher-focused pedagogies where young people are often passive recipients of information rather regarded as active citizens with important insights and experiences to offer. As such, the potential that schools can have on adapting to, challenging and mitigating climate change is under-explored and under-utilised. This PhD will be a collaboration with the Thrive Co-operative Learning Trust (Hull), a social justice and environment/sustainability conscious cooperative with three secondary and seven primary schools. Thrive is already committed to foregrounding young people’s voices and addressing the climate crisis. For instance, all schools in the Thrive trust have moved to LED lighting, one school already has a climate curriculum in place, and as a result of working in partnership with an alumini, are working to generate opportunities for another secondary school to become carbon neutral in three years.
This PhD will focus on opportunities for embedding place-based urban, environmental education and stewardship principles across whole school policies and practices. Underpinned by an ethos of knowledge exchange and working in participatory ways with young people, school/academy staff and the private sector, the PhD explores the potential of schools to enhance an ‘ownership’ of place as a vehicle to environmental action to encourage future eco and climate justice conscious citizens.
Dr. Anastasia Gouseti, Dr. Pedro Beltran-Alvarez; Dr. Tim Rudd
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in a related subject. A taught MA/MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
For more details on our entry requirements please visit the postgraduate admissions webpage.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to Apply:
You will need to supply a personal statement when applying for this scholarship position. Find out more about writing a personal statement.
Closing Date: 15th February 2024
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