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.
Congratulations to Wales DTP student Darren Scott (Digital Economy and Society, Swansea University), winner of Swansea University’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at the annual Postgraduate Research Showcase. Darren had just three minutes to summarise his research in an engaging way, and talked about how inactivity could be tackled through the use of fitness apps and wearables. Darren will go on to compete in the regional heats of the competition, with the hope of being crowned overall UK champion.
The DTP offers its congratulations to the seven fellows recently appointed as part of the 2019 ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme. Each of the fellows will be associated with a DTP pathway: Human Geography for Diana Beljaars (based at Swansea University) and Jen Owen (based at Cardiff University); Politics and International Relations for Katarina Kusic (based at Aberystwyth University); Environmental Planning for Carla De Laurentis (based at Cardiff University); Linguistics for Lauren O’Hagan (based at Cardiff University); Management and Business for Joey Soehardjojo (based at Cardiff University), and Psychology for Hikaru Tsujimura (based at Cardiff University).
The ESRC Student Experience 2019 survey will be open from Monday 17 June 2019 for 5 weeks. This survey will help to inform both the ESRC and the Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) about the experience of postgraduate researchers. Complete the survey now!
The NCRM has just launched an online survey looking at the methods training needs of doctoral students. This survey is part of a wider training needs consultation which will help to guide future ESRC-funded methods training in the UK. Continue reading
The Wales DTP is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John Harrington as its new Director. Continue reading
We have paid internship opportunities available with the Welsh Government.
Mae gennym cyfleodd interniaethau a ddaliadwy ar gael gyda Llywodraeth Cymru. Continue reading
Wales DTP student, Rebecca Windemer (Environmental Planning, Cardiff University) recently had a piece published in The Conversation, ‘Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%’ Continue reading
Our induction event for new students took place last month, and recordings of many of the talks and presentations are now available. Continue reading
We have an internship available with the Welsh Government.
Mae Interniaeth ar gael gyda Llywodraeth Cymru. Continue reading