The competition challenged UoP PhD students to Tweet their thesis in 140 characters or less.
— Carolyn Watt (@carolynw_circus) June 1, 2017
Carolyn’s research explores social circus (community based circus activity) enhanced by digital technologies to foster female empowerment. Her PhD is part funded by the Interreg 5A France (Channel) England research project PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN), where her research plays a small but crucial part.
The University of Portsmouth is lead partner in this three and a half year project, which officially began 7th June 2017, with a total budget of €5.8 million and 11 UK and French partners.
PONToon will employ digital technologies and creative practices in order to provide equal access to training and employment services and respond to the digital skills shortage that exist across all sectors. The project is focussed on female social exclusion, targeting those furthest from the labour market. PONToon seeks to create a community of learners, knowledge creation and applied research for social good.
Article by Charlie Iceton