Open consultation on the ESRC’s review of the PhD

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The ESRC has launched an open consultation to inform its review of the PhD in the Social Sciences. They seek views on current doctoral study from within and outside of the social sciences from all members of the research community, learned societies, government, business, third-sector organisations and others who have an interest in the future skills needed by social science PhD students. The findings of this review will directly inform the ESRC’s strategy for doctoral training and for recommissioning its Doctoral Training Partnerships in 2022/23. The consultation is open until 16 September 2020.

Outdoor Learning Research Goes Global

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Research from Wales DTP researcher, Emily Marchant (Human Geography, Swansea University), on the benefits of outdoor learning has been published by media outlets around the world.  The study found that an hour or two of outdoor learning every week engages children, improves their wellbeing and increases teachers’ job satisfaction.  News outlets including The Conversation, Metro, CBS Boston, the Mother Nature Network and others shared findings from the study.