|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||19th February 2023|
An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Environment and Technology, UWE Bristol. The studentship will be funded by Welsh Government and UWE Bristol
The expected start date of this studentship is 1st April 2023
The closing date for applications is 19th February 2023.
About the studentship
Young people are increasingly reporting distress (sometimes called climate / eco anxiety) about the environmental projections for the future associated with the climate emergency (Hickman et al 2021). This research will explore the importance and impactful role that young people in Wales can have to visioning positive hopeful climate futures.
This multidisciplinary PhD proposal will draw from environmental psychology, environmental science and policy and social science research to work with young people in Wales. Working with community groups and youth councils, we will use an adapted Delphi method to generate consensus (and dissensus) among young people on their concerns and visions of a low carbon future in Wales. Additionally, participatory research tools informed by arts and social science will prioritise depth, encourage self-reflection and provide a gentle and more emergent route into the research topic. The objectives are:
For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Sara3.email@example.com
The studentship is available from 1st April 2023 for a period of three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax exempt stipend, which is currently £17,668 per annum.
In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home).
Applicants must have a good first degree in an appropriate subject and ideally will have a Masters in Environmental Management, Environmental Psychology, Geography or a related discipline. Ideally, the candidate will also have some experience of working with young people.
Being able to speak Welsh is desirable but not essential. However, the candidate must be willing to learn basic Welsh phrases and be comfortable with the pronunciation of Welsh place names.
How to apply
Please submit your application online. When prompted use the reference number 2223-APR-CATE08
Supporting documentation: you will need to upload your research proposal, all your degree certificates and transcripts and a recognised English language qualification is required.
References: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application.
It is expected that interviews will take place on weeks commencing 27th February 2023. If you have not heard from us by 24th February, we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.
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