FAQs

Where is GSS 2016?

At the Rhodes House, Oxford, UK.

When is GSS 2016?

GSS runs from Thursday evening, May 12th to Sunday late afternoon, May 15th.

Who can attend GSS?

All UK postgraduate students may apply to GSS. Historically, GSS has exclusively been for students from the Rhodes, Gates, Clarendon, Fulbright, Marshall, Chevening, Commonwealth and Churchill Scholarships. Currently, there will be some places available for students not on these scholarships.

What is the meaning of this year’s theme, “Spaces in Between”?

How do you use interdisciplinary or inter-sectional approaches to gain insight into the local, national, or global pressing problem that you are working on addressing?

How do you use interdisciplinary or inter-sectional approaches to develop innovative strategies to address the local, national, or global pressing problem that you are working on addressing?

What are the challenges and benefits in using interdisciplinary or inter-sectional approaches to solve/address the pressing issues your working on?

Why is the space in between disciplines or the intersection between fields important in addressing local, national, and global pressing issues? 

How much does GSS cost?

Delegates at GSS are heavily subsidised. The delegate fee includes three full days of events at the Rhodes House and a full programme of social events.

How will GSS delegates be selected?

We will prioritise candidates who are passionate about attending GSS and who will gain a lot from and contribute a lot to the conference.

What if I can only attend part of GSS?

Due to the large number of students interested in attending GSS, only delegates who are available for the entire Symposium will be selected to attend GSS. If your availability changes, please let us know immediately.

Who is speaking at GSS 2016?

We will be regularly updating the website as we confirm speakers. Past speakers have included the Dalai Lama, Wes More, Wanjira Mathai, David Suzuki, Winona LaDuke, former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, Dr. Mo Ibrahim, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Dr Joseph Nye, Dominic Barton, and Prof Jeffrey Sachs.

I have an idea for a GSS 2016  speaker, what should I do?

Please contact us on globalscholarssymposium@gmail.com.