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The League of European Research Universities (LERU) Summer School

Two students from the School of Education, Ph.D candidate Emer Emily Neenan and D.Ed candidate Gemma O’Sullivan won a place on the prestigious LERU Summer School in Edinburgh from 15th to 19th July. It's an annual summer school convening postgraduate students from the 23 LERU Universities. Students are nominated by their university and places are awarded via a competitive process. This year, Trinity has done exceptionally well and four students were chosen to represent Trinity at the school. The theme of this year's school is Building Research Capacity and a Collaborative Global Community. The output from the school will be a guide to collaborative research (international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral), co-authored by all the participants, which will be published under a Creative Commons licence and made available to all graduate students and ECRs.

Emily’s research is on Earth Science engagement and understanding among junior secondary school students in Ireland, including climate change, using a children's rights based methodology. Emily’s supervisor is Dr Joseph Roche.

Gemma's research focuses on the development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education in universities, with a focus on grand societal challenges. It also considers the perspective from European and Irish policy on higher education. Gemma’s supervisor is Professor Andrew Loxley.