PhD Studentship - An Oral History of England and Team GB Women’s International Hockey Representatives 1951-2016

University of Wolverhampton - Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing

Title: Ref: 2017/HMAHRC "An Oral History of England and Team GB Women’s International Hockey Representatives 1951-2016"

Location: Walsall

Funding amount: The studentship consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend in line with the RCUK National Minimum Doctoral Stipend for 2017/18 is £14,553 for 3.5 years. In addition, the student will be awarded an extra flat rate of £550 per annum for the first three years for travel and conference attendance.

Funding and eligibility:
Applicants will have a good first degree (equivalent to UK 2.1 or better), and a Masters’ degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience.

Potential applicants from non UK/EU countries should be aware that, if successful, they will be responsible for funding the difference between UK/EU fees and International full-time fees, likely to be uprated on an annual basis.

The University of Wolverhampton and The Hockey Museum are delighted that the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have approved funding for a jointly supervised Collaborative Doctoral PhD post. The project aims to produce a collective biography of women who have represented England and Team GB over the last 60 years.  This will include archival research, as well as collected oral histories, of England International players from 1951 to the 2016 Olympics.  At least 6 months will be spent on-site at Woking supporting a range of museum activities at The Hockey Museum.

The academic supervision team comprises Professor Jean Williams and Dr Kay Biscomb of the University of Wolverhampton and Dr Katie Dodd, of The Hockey Museum.

‌The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent research. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training. For further information on the AHRC, please go to:

The studentship will be incorporated into the wider activities of the Institute of Sport and the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton and AHRC CDP training.

For an informal discussion about the project, please contact Professor Jean Williams

Application Process
Applicants are invited to submit a 250 word summary that sets out clearly how their qualifications and career aspirations matches the subject area.

A complete application will consist of ONLY the following documents:

  • A fully completed application form.
  • A 250 word summary indicating the area of research interest and how your qualifications and career aspirations match the subject area.
  • The names and full contact details of three academic referees who have agreed to act in this capacity and who can be contacted immediately.

Completed applications should be submitted by email to:

Please note that all bursaries offered are subject to the University regulations and continuation from one year to the next is contingent upon satisfactory progress and are subject to the relevant University regulations.

Application Documents 
You will need the following documentation to apply:

Closing date for applications is Friday 28th July 2017

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