Shauryya Vira

Student , Durham University
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About Shauryya Vira

I am 19 years old and a 2nd-year student, reading Economics at Durham University. I’m from India, with British descent, and completed my schooling in New Delhi. English is my natural language; I am also fluent in Hindi and can understand French. I am deeply interested in football and have been playing at school and amateur league levels for over a decade. Watching and supporting club and international football is a passion. Despite my main degree subject being Economics, I find that I continue to be fascinated by psychology (which I may pursue further) and in sociological fields of work. My research is based on whether coding and broader digital literacy can help bridge the socio-economic divide for underprivileged students. My research involves taking two schools as case studies of differing economic strata in the Western Indian city of Udaipur. I will be conducting primary research through an ethnographic study and through conducting interviews, alongside secondary data analysis. I believe that, due to the ever-increasing global shift to greater levels of technology and artificial intelligence, a core learning of coding is important. This aspect has the potential to enhance economic opportunities for otherwise disadvantaged sections of the population. There is a gap in academic literature on this topic, and available research is limited. Therefore, I hope that my work will further the understanding of the linkages between Technology Education for All and bridging the socio-economic divide. I hope to further generalize the research as a policy framework which can be followed by schools and governments.

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Undergraduate Scholar

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Diversity and Inclusion Economics Leadership

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Development Studies Economics Education Poverty Society & Culture Technology

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Durham University

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