Over 5,000 subscribers globally for UEA’s Environmental Justice online course!

One of our 3S members, Tina Blaber-Wegg, has been working across the schools of Environmental Sciences and International Development at the UEA on a free online course on Environmental Justice.  This has certainly proved popular!  The course, available on the Future Learn platform (www.futurelearn.com) has in excess of 5,000 registered students and is in week 5 of its 10-week duration.  The course content demonstrates links across matters of environmental and social justice and the way research conducted within the 3S research group interfaces with matters development.  In fact, the course specifically uses a case study of biofuels from Tina’s own PhD research as the focus for week 6.  What this course also demonstrates is that global, challenging environmental problems are experienced differently by different people in different places.  It shows that context matters, which emphasises the need for primary, qualitative data collection through robust social science research methods.  The course also demonstrates the way that different people typically contribute differently to environmental change.  This is a great example of impact that the 3S research group is having across the University and beyond!  And it’s not too late to subscribe and you can work through the content in your own time and at your own pace.