University of Hull PhD Scholarship: Education for the future: scoping out the opportunities for education to support environmental stewardship

Formal training within the UK has not positioned local weather motion excessive on its agenda with discussions of local weather change usually restricted to ‘factual’ teachings in science, geography and extra latterly, the brand new pure historical past GCSE. It has additionally usually focused on conventional teacher-focused pedagogies the place younger individuals are usually passive recipients of data somewhat thought to be lively residents with vital insights and experiences to supply.  As such, the potential that colleges can have on adapting to, difficult and mitigating local weather change is under-explored and under-utilised. This PhD will likely be a collaboration with the Thrive Co-operative Studying Belief (Hull), a social justice and surroundings/sustainability acutely aware cooperative with three secondary and 7 main colleges. Thrive is already dedicated to foregrounding younger folks’s voices and addressing the local weather disaster. As an illustration, all colleges within the Thrive belief have moved to LED lighting, one faculty already has a local weather curriculum in place, and because of working in partnership with an alumini, are working to generate alternatives for an additional secondary faculty to turn into carbon impartial in three years.

This PhD will concentrate on alternatives for embedding place-based city, environmental training and stewardship rules throughout complete faculty insurance policies and practices. Underpinned by an ethos of data alternate and dealing in participatory methods with younger folks, faculty/academy workers and the non-public sector, the PhD explores the potential of faculties to boost an ‘possession’ of place as a car to environmental motion to encourage future eco and local weather justice acutely aware residents.


Dr. Anastasia Gouseti, Dr. Pedro Beltran-Alvarez; Dr. Tim Rudd


  • The profitable applicant will obtain a payment waiver and a upkeep grant / stipend for three years (full-time) or six years(part-time), which covers the analysis interval of the PhD. The payment waiver for 23/24 is £4712 (Dwelling payment) and the upkeep grant is £18622 each year. If you must transfer right into a fourth 12 months (full time) or seventh 12 months (part-time) to finish your thesis, please notice that you’ll not obtain a tuition payment waiver or upkeep grant throughout this era and you can be required to pay a continuation payment.

Entry Necessities:

Candidates ought to have a minimal 2:1 diploma in a associated topic. A taught MA/MSc or Masters by Analysis in a related topic can be a bonus.

For extra particulars on our entry necessities please go to the postgraduate admissions webpage .

Worldwide candidates:

This chance comes with a Dwelling payment waiver solely, which won’t cowl the complete Worldwide payment. You’ll subsequently have to pay the distinction between the Dwelling payment and the Worldwide payment and might want to present proof that you’ve adequate funds to cowl this.

The way to Apply:

You will have to provide a private assertion when making use of for this scholarship place. Discover out extra about writing a private assertion .  

Closing Date: fifteenth February 2024

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