Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

EU Climate-KIC

I haven’t managed to update the blog for a couple of weeks, as I’m currently balancing my research activities with a placement through the EU Climate-KIC scheme.

I’m learning a lot and it is fantastic experience of discussing my research – and its practical applications – with partners outside academia.

More on this in the coming weeks – in the meantime, here’s a little item about my placement which appeared on the University of Birmingham website:

Dr Louise Hardwick has been awarded 2000 Euro by the EU Climate-KIC programme Pioneers into Practice.

The award enables Louise to develop her research in Ecocriticism and Ecoliteracy through a specific training scheme (workshops, online exercises, and a dedicated coach) and to undertake a placement with a non-academic stakeholder, The Small Woods Association, a charity in Ironbridge with strong interest in practical applications of her research. It also strengthens Louise’s cross-College activities as a University of Birmingham BIFoR Interdisciplinary Leadership Fellow.