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Active Travel Academy Studentships (3)

University of Westminster

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Westminster
Funding for: EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students
Funding amount: £17,009
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 30th July 2019
Closes: 4th October 2019

Active travel is a successful and high-profile area for Westminster University. In 2016 we won ESRC’s Public Policy Impact Prize, based on our success in helping to embed Active Travel in London governance, with cities globally starting to follow. Organisations including Road Safety Trust, TfL, DfT, AHRC, ESRC, & Sport England fund our work, and we advise UK agencies including Parliament, Scottish Government, Greater London Authority, and DfT, and organisations globally including WHO, NACTO, Spanish Parliament, and Mexico City Government.

The University is now seeking to further develop this work through its new Active Travel Academy, a major new investment which is being set up with Quintin Hogg Trust funding. This investment is supporting a range of activities, including new posts and studentships. As part of the Active Travel Academy the students will benefit from the support of a multi-disciplinary group of Fellows and Members, both staff and students, as well as the immediate supervisory team. They will be expected to participate in the Academy’s work, through for instance presenting the PhD project at public events and summer schools and contributing to the supervision of undergraduate and masters-level projects in related areas.

Three projects are available, all with Dr. Rachel Aldred as Director of Studies:

Making Sense of Road User Behaviour: Exploring interconnections between experiences, perceptions, and public and media discourses

Micromobile Futures? Impacts of new micromobile transport modes on travel patterns and city life

Measuring Active Travel Uptake across Small Schemes: An evaluation of London streetscape schemes restricting car use, including the impact of scheme content and context (supported by Cross River Partnership)

To find out more about all three studentships, and apply, see

Research Council level stipend (currently £17,009 p.a.) plus Home/EU fees waiver, for three years. The Studentship is open to Overseas applicants though the fee waiver will be capped at the Home/EU rate currently £5,200 for 2019/20. Overseas applicants will be responsible for payment of the remaining Overseas fee amount, currently £13,300 for 2019/20 difference to pay £8,100.

Subject to minimum enrolment period of 33 months, maximum enrolment period of 48 months including a six month no fee period for writing up. Study mode is full time only.

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