Online training


Online training
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08 Jul 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Training Postponed – Aiming for Impact: Exploring Global Challenges and Sustainable Development

This training will hopefully now take place in September. Further information will be uploaded to the website in due course.

This online workshop has been organised by the Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) Pathway and is open to ECY pathway ESRC and non-ESRC funded PhD and MA Social Research students within the WRDTP’s seven partner universities.

Whilst this workshop is aimed at ECY Pathway students, PGRs from all seven interdisciplinary Pathways are welcome to attend.

Sustainable development goals (SDGs) have set the 2030 agenda for the transformation of the world by tackling various environmental and social changes. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future, as they address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, quality education, and social justice. The Goals are interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is essential to raise awareness of how the identified targets seek to achieve the goals. This timely event is aimed at introducing the SDGs to Post Graduate Researchers from all disciplines. The purpose would be to explore the SDGs through using a research based approach.

The seminar will address global challenges through demonstrating how transdisciplinary approaches in research can support in achieving the SDG targets. Interaction through small group table discussions will enable participants’ engagement. Participants will have the option of selecting images that represent global issues they believe to be critical or representing their research. The workshop will address practical applications for using SDGs in teaching, such as integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom.

Training aims:

  1. To encourage PGRs to talk about global issues in their home country
  2. To help PGRs make connections and links between the Global Goals in terms of problems and solutions,
    that their research may be addressing
  3. To practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills through enquiry-based discussion on social issues, under the broad scope of Global Goals

This training session will be delivered via Zoom. 

PLEASE NOTE: Our online training sessions will be recorded and will be available on the VIRE in an edited format for those students who cannot attend. If you wish to join this session but do not wish for your contributions to be included in the edited VIRE resource, please ensure that you select NO when prompted in the online booking form regarding recording.

Hourly Schedule


10.00am - 10.10am
Welcome and Introduction
Dr Judith Hanks
Session 1
10.10am - 10.25am
Global Challenges in Research
Professor Michalis Kontopodis
10.25am - 10.40am
10.40am - 10.55am
10.55am - 11.00am
Closing of Session 1
Summary of table discussions by PGRs
11.00am - 11.05am
Comfort break
Session 2
11.05am - 11.15am
Global Perspectives on Poverty Research
Dr Gill Marin
11.15am - 11.30am
11.30am - 11.45am
11.45am - 11.55am
Q&A Conversation
11.55am - 12.00pm
Closing remarks
Dr Gill Main, Dr Judith Hanks, Ana Korzun)