Summer School

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Sustainability Science Summer School 2014.

The Summer School is a joint venture with the University Graduate College and is now in its second year. It provides a unique and high quality research training forum for interdisciplinary doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in the field of sustainability science and place-making. 

Dates: 30/06/2014 to 04/07/2013

Fees: External students: £75, free of charge to Cardiff University students/staff.The cost includes all course materials, lunch and your place on the course for the week.

Accommodation is not provided, however a list of suitable venues can be provided upon request.

Venue: Sustainable Places Research Institute, 33 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BA

How to register

External applicants - please contact sustainableplaces@cardiff.ac.uk for details of how to apply.

Cardiff University students/staff should check the University Graduate College pages for application details.

Successful applicants will be notified by email after the 30 May 2014, with details of how to process payment for your place, and will be required to provide a brief abstract on their current research.

This is a popular summer school so we advise booking early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.   

About the course

Providing postgraduate students and early career researchers with exposure to high quality research being conducted on sustainability from across the sciences, the course offers the opportunity to learn from research experience and practices and to share common experiences in both research and academic writing, which can lead to high quality outputs and dissemination outlets.  

It aims to serve a wide range of student interests and career plans not just those that consider themselves to be working in the field of sustainability. For example:

  • A social scientist might want to know what tools and measures best assess current interactions between people and their natural environments, and can also be used for predictive purposes?
  • A biologist might want to understand how science is used in policy making, how we build models, how we scrutinise them, and how policy makers can and should use them.

We hope that the week will also provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to exchange ideas and discuss the opportunities and challenges to achieving a more joined-up approach to improving the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of society, and how to develop a more integrated approach to stakeholder engagement.

Summer School themes