PhD Studentship in Widening Participation About the award
About the award This prestigious PhD studentship covers:• Direct payment of tuition fees for 4 years• Maintenance allowance for accommodation and living expenses of around £14,057 per annum for 4 years• Awards are payable in equal monthly instalments on enrolment and continued payment of the studentships is subject to satisfactory annual progression in the context of the research project
Project Summary: As both recent research and government statements have indicated, young people from disadvantaged or minority backgrounds are still significantly less likely to go to university, and particularly to one of the UK’s top universities. This is of great concern to the University of Exeter, and we are widely engaged, regionally and nationally in a range of activities designed to encourage higher aspirations to university and greater access to university. This studentship is intended to provide the university with robust evidence of the issues surrounding widening participation, and particularly the impact of the intervention activities we have undertaken on students’ entering university.
Academic entry requirements: Candidates are expected to have a relevant degree at undergraduate level with a minimum of a 2:1.
This studentship is open to any applicant with a background in Social Sciences, particularly Education. We particularly welcome applications from current teachers who are keen to develop their own capacity to research, and would enjoy contributing to the development of the University’s Widening Participation agenda. However, we would also welcome applications from Social Sciences graduates keen to develop an academic career, and committed to the principles of widening participation.