In the context of climate crisis and in the push for environmental sustainability, SGSAH is developing itself as a GREEN/GRADUATE school. The aims behind this are to:
- Interrogate our own operational processes and develop environmentally sustainable policy and processes.
- Advance thinking around the role of arts and humanities research, particularly at PhD/ECR researcher level, including within the environmental arts and humanities and in interdisciplinary terms.
- Leverage SGSAH’s status as a national graduate school to take a leading position in addressing the challenges of climate crisis.
- Align SGSAH with external drivers from funders, including the AHRC/UKRI, the SFC, and the Scottish Government.
As part of our Earth Day celebrations on 22 April 2022, we published our GREEN/GRADUATE Strategy and Operations Plan. This plan sets out how we are going to develop as a GREEN/GRADUATE school in the context of the current and post-COVID-19 environment.
The current Strategy and Operations Plan is an agreed document at January 2022, but will be regularly reviewed. Consultation has included the following groups and events:
- Scottish GREEN/GRADUATE School for Arts & Humanities School Summer School Workshop: PhD researchers (June 2020)
- Scottish GREEN/GRADUATE School for Arts & Humanities Workshop: PhD researchers (March 2021)
- SGSAH Board members (March 2021)
- SGSAH Executive members (June and December 2021)
- Doctoral Researcher Committee (November 2021)
Read the plan: https://www.sgsah.ac.uk/about/ourwork/policy/green/
First published: 22 April 2022