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Global Environment and Society Doctoral Network

The Doctoral Network aims to create a community of PhD students working on environment & society-related projects

The Global Environment and Society Academy is delighted to announce the creation of the Global Environment and Society Doctoral Network – the first of its kind supported by the Global Academies.

The Doctoral Network aims to create a community of PhD students working on environment & society-related projects across the University who wish to enhance the intellectual richness of their Edinburgh experience and their research. The Network is open to Ph.D. students, their supervisors, GESA-related faculty, as well as other interested members of the Global Academies and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Certain activities will also be open to MSc/LLM students.

What are the benefits of joining the Doctoral Network for students?

Participate in ‘journal-club meetings’
These are academic & social monthly meetings on late Friday afternoons, (with pizza and refreshments). Each meeting will feature two short presentations by students (or staff) aimed at a general audience, with a view to generating an inter-disciplinary debate. The presentations can be about the presenter's work, some interesting research they have found, or a personal interest.

Participate in the annual GESA Research Day with external speakers and more networking opportunities

Access to student bursaries for travel to conferences/workshops

Access to the online core course on Global Environmental Challenges to facilitate inter-disciplinary dialogue in the Network and for future research opportunities

Access to transkills training for doctoral students.

We are planning to hold two pilot journal club meetings in May and June 2012, and the first GESA Research Day in October 2012.

To join the Doctoral Network, please sign up for the first pilot journal club meeting, to be held on Friday 25th May 2012, in the Ken Mason Suite in the Law School (Old College) at 4.30pm, by emailing lorna.gallacher@ed.ac.uk.  For SPS queries, contact the GESA rep in SPS, Elizabeth Bomberg (e.bomberg@ed.ac.uk).

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