Rai Sengupta, an MSc student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention was recently selected to represent the University of Oxford at the Winter School, the international conference organized by the Europaeum Network and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The conference which took place in Barcelona from 22 to 25 February, focused on the theme of 'Planetary Wellbeing' and hosted climate experts, policy practitioners and sustainability specialists.
Rai was one of only 25 students selected from across 18 leading European Universities. The fully immersive conference involved participants engaging in team discussions and group work, re-imagining amongst other topics how universities can promote climate action and sustainability.
Asked about experience at the Winter School, Rai Sengupta said:
“It was great to be able to build upon my experience of leading events at COP 26 in Glasgow and contribute my insights to the discussion on how the concept of planetary wellbeing could be integrated into the everyday working lives of students, professors, and faculty members across universities, through concrete and actionable steps. Further, as a researcher from India - I was happy to share my perspectives from the Global South to this international conference focused on sustainability and youth-led climate action in Europe.”