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Doctoral Studentship (PhD): Physical Activity and Wellbeing through Drumming

Hartpury University and College

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Hartpury
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: £19,237 stipend, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 13th June 2024
Closes: 5th July 2024
 

Location: Hartpury University, Gloucestershire.

Contract type: Full time (3 years)

Area of Research: Physical activity and wellbeing through drumming

Hartpury University is pleased to offer this exciting project examining physical activity and wellbeing using drumming as part of its continued work as part of the renowned Clem Burke Drumming Project. Recent research from this group has demonstrated the potential physical and mental wellbeing benefits of rock and pop drumming in a range of populations including autism spectrum disorder. The successful candidate will conduct a programme of research investigating drumming as a physical activity intervention across a range of groups and special populations. The programme of work will be varied and will range from large survey work to physical activity monitoring. This position would suit a driven individual, willing to travel for data collection, with a passion for exercise, physical activity and health. A passion and interest in drumming and music is desirable but not essential.

For more information or for an initial discussion, please contact: Prof. Steve Draper: Stephen.Draper@Hartpury.ac.uk

Studentships comprise of tuition fees and a stipend of GBP £19,237 per annum tenable for 3 years. Alongside their research projects, successful candidates will be asked (as a condition of their stipend) to deliver up to 7 hours per week teaching or research support within the University.

Please demonstrate the following criteria in your application:

  • Relevant undergraduateor postgraduate degree
  • Data collection and analysis skills
  • Skill/experience of working with others
  • Ability to travel for data collection and dissemination

The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for physical activity research or alternative evidence of research aptitude.

Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).

Applying for this studentship

To apply for this studentship, you must send the following to RKE.Administrator@hartpury.ac.uk

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcripts
  • A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
  • Your undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or another relevant piece of research you have completed
  • If relevant, certification of English language qualification

Applications that do not arrive by Midnight (UK time) on 5th July 2024 will not be considered.

If your application is selected, you will be invited for interview on 15th July 2024.

All applicants must ensure their availability on this date.

Key Dates:

  • 5th July 2024: Deadline for submission of applications
  • 10th July 2024: Interview invitations sent to shortlisted candidates*
  • 15th July 2024: Interviews at Hartpury*
  • 31st July 2024: Deadline for accepting studentship
  • September 2024: Studentship begins

*Please note that by submitting an application you are confirming your availability to attend an interview on Monday the 15th of July 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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