|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||EU Students, International Students, Self-funded Students, UK Students|
|Funding amount:||fee waiver for 23/24 is £4712 (Home fee) and the maintenance grant is £18622 per annum|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||15th February 2024|
This PhD focuses on learning from how communities have come together to preserve and/or rewild their local space/environmental assets in urban spaces. Examples of such spaces include existing ‘green’ spaces such as parks, community gardens and ‘blue’ spaces urban waterways as well as ‘brown’ spaces such as industrial spaces now abandoned or currently unoccupied. The project will involve working with urban communities to create an underpinning ethos of knowledge exchange to promote learning from and with its members. A key dimension of the project will be to consider how communities can not only contribute to this research, but can also access and ‘own’ such knowledge.
This project will examine the range of place-based and community-led environmental initiatives, action groups and networks. It will explore how local groups based in different communities (e.g. residential housing estates) link up with a range of environmental and other networks across the city of Hull. It will deploy participatory approaches to learn from the lived experiences and environmental activists and groups involved in collective place-based stewardship. The project will further explore ways of linking up to regional policy research initiatives such as Y-PIP and Y-PERN, and locally such as the successful Ideas Fund project involving needs-led, community groups across the city.
The project will be supervised by an interdisciplinary team including academics from the environmental sciences, human geography and education.
For informal enquires:
Dr. Charlotte Hopkins
Dr. Charlotte Hopkins; Prof. Andy Jonas, Dr. Fiona James
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in a related subject. A taught MA/MSc or Masters by Research in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
For more details on our entry requirements please visit the postgraduate admissions webpage.
This scholarship is available for full-time and part-time study.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to Apply:
You will need to supply a personal statement when applying for this scholarship position. Find out more about writing a personal statement.
Closing Date for Applications: 15th February 2024
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