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Deadline: 22 May 2018
Location: Exeter
We are pleased to offer two outstanding opportunities for early-career researchers with exceptional statistical skills who wish to apply these skills to projects that will provide evidence to influence policy and practice in the field of ageing and dementia. One role is available from July 2018 on a full-time fixed term basis until December 2020 with an expected extension to December 2022 subject to review of progress with the project in 2020. The other role is available immediately on a full-time, fixed term basis for two years from the date of appointment (this may be extended depending on funding).
Deadline: 22 June 2018
Location: Stirling
The partnership of EBED, UK Bridge Unions and University of Stirling have provided funding for a 3 year PhD Studentship (fees plus living expenses) for the first ever PhD in the Sociology of Bridge: Bridging the Gap: An Exploration of Transitions in Play through the Lifecourse. We are looking for a PhD candidate ideally with a masters, or an excellent undergraduate degree, preferably within the social sciences. No knowledge of bridge is required. Bridge is one of the world’s most widely played, stimulating and challenging card games that requires skill, concentration and practice. Understanding what drives individuals to take up bridge and what keeps people playing across the lifecourse is at the heart of this PhD studentship. Bridge provides a contemporary example to understand the role of a mind sport in developing social well-being through community participation at different ages. For further details please see attached.
Deadline: 31 December 2018
Location: Swansea
Complete a postgraduate qualification in Gerontology and Ageing Studies and be part of a sought-after community of leaders in ageing research, practice, and scholarship. The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University offers a host of postgraduate programmes in Gerontology and Ageing studies to match the levels you require for professional and personal development. These include a Masters award, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Stand-alone modules in Gerontology and Ageing Studies. Each of the courses acknowledge that ageing is accompanied by biological and psychological changes, but takes a holistic approach to ageing. It shifts the central focus from the medical model of ageing to one that encompasses a range of disciplines and views ageing more positively.