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.

Wales DTP student wins Swansea University Three Minute Thesis


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.

Wales DTP Appoints Seven New Postdoctoral Fellows

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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).