#UPsharemythesis Competition 3rd Place Won by Enterprise and Innovation PhD Student

Charlie IcetonPONToon

UPsharemythesis Competition Won by Enterprise & Innovation PhD Student, Carolyn Watt

First-year PhD student and Research Assistant for Enterprise and Innovation, Carolyn Watt, won the 3rd place prize in the University of Portsmouth faculty-wide #UPsharemythesis competition.

The competition challenged UoP PhD students to Tweet their thesis in 140 characters or less.

UPsharemythesis Competition Carolyn Tweet - #UPsharemythesis Competition 3rd Place Won by Enterprise and Innovation PhD Student

Carolyn’s research explores social circus (community-based circus activity) enhanced by digital technologies to foster female empowerment. Her PhD is partly 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 exists 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.