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MGS ESRC DTP Joint Studentship opportunity - University of Warwick/University of Nottingham

'Social inequalities entering civvy street: researching the importance of class and gender in determining labour market outcomes of military veterans ESRC DTP'

Joint Studentship The University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham

We are now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship supervised by Professor Lyonette at the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick (where the student will be registered) and Professor Warren at the University of Nottingham (School of Sociology and Social Policy) to commence in October 2019.

Perceptions of ex-military as ‘mad, bad and sad’ have long affected the employment options open to veterans after transition. These perceptions are shaped strongly by class and gender inequalities, intensifying for working class military men and women with lower qualifications than those in higher ranks. To date, little academic research has centred on class and gender differences in achieving a successful outcome after military service. This project will focus upon a diverse group of veterans from a variety of class backgrounds and life-course stages to determine those factors which act as facilitators, and those which act as barriers, to successful employment outcomes in ‘civvy street’. It is anticipated that the project will involve creative mixed-methods research to produce original in-depth insights into the employment experiences of veterans to provide a rounded picture of inequalities in employment opportunities. We welcome further proposals and suggestions regarding the methodological approach from applicants.

Application deadline: Friday 15th March at 5pm.

Informal enquiries about the research or the Institute for Employment Research prior to application can be directed to Clare Lyonette (C.Lyonette@warwick.ac.uk).

Full details including information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 14:40 | Tags: Social Sciences, studentship, PhD

MGS DTP Collaborative Studenship opportunity - Age-UK

'Investigation of the implementation, take-up and use of an online personalised platform for those who care for people with dementia'

ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship with the Midlands Graduate School University of Warwick and Coventry & Rugby CCG, South Warwickshire CCG, and AgeUK Warwickshire

This Studentship provides an exceptional opportunity to undertake research that is relevant to a key global challenge: the burgeoning dementia crisis. It will investigate an online intervention (the Care Companion https://www.carecompanion.org.uk/) to address carers’ needs and now made available across Warwickshire. The Care Companion is targeted on four principle themes (burden of care, lack of knowledge, self-efficacy and lack of time) and its co-production was recently reported: https://aging.jmir.org/2018/1/e1/.

Application deadline: 8th March 2019

Interviews will be held on 27th March 2019

Informal enquiries about the research or Warwick Medical School prior to application can be directed to Jeremy.dale@warwick.ac.uk

Full details including information on eligibility requirements and how to apply can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 14:25 | Tags: studentship, collaborative, PhD

MGS ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship opportunity - Living Wage Foundation

'Understanding employer delivery of good work in the UK ESRC DTP Collaborative Studentship'

The University of Warwick and the Living Wage Foundation

The University of Warwick, as part of Midlands Graduate School, is inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner, the Living Wage Foundation. The studentship will start in October 2019.

Currently 5.5m UK workers are paid less than the real living wage. There are 1.8m zero-hours contracts and 3.2m people have working-hours insecurity. These problems are concentrated in three industries – wholesale and retail; accommodation and food services; and health and social work. This research wants to help address these problems by examining the factors which influence the provision of good work by firms in these industries and the business lessons these firms can offer to other firms in these industries. The research will have a distinct policy focus.

The research design will be mixed-method, using and generating quantitative and qualitative data. While the student will be engaged in research on promoting good work in low wage industries, he/she will also align this research with the work of the Living Wage Foundation, and will spend monthly placements with the Foundation.1 He/she will convert research from the project into user-friendly reports and briefing papers on specific low pay industries and international debates around the promotion of good work. The main supervisor will be Professor Chris Warhurst and the Living Wage Foundation liaison will be John Hood.

Application deadline: Monday 11th March, at 5pm

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Monday 25 March

Informal enquiries about the research or the Institute for Employment Research (University of Warwick) prior to application can be directed to Professor Chris Warhurst: c.warhurst@warwick.ac.uk.

Full details including information on how to apply and the eligibility requirements can be located on the Midlands Graduate School website: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 14:19 | Tags: studentship, collaborative