Friendship, Networks and Aspiration for Higher Education
The ESRC Doctoral Training Centre at the University of Warwick, one of 21 such centres in the UK, embodies the university’s commitment to producing the next generation of leaders in social science research. Internationally renowned for its research excellence, Warwick is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with our collaborative partner RSA Academies. Commencing in October 2015, the studentship will be based at the Centre for Education Studies (CES) and will investigate the impact of friendship and networks on future educational aspirations.
The project draws on, and complements, an innovative strategic partnership between the University of Warwick and RSA Academies designed to support schools in their concerns for pupil progression into higher education. The project will also contribute to the Warwick Observatory for Social Mobility.
Supervision will be provided by Professor Christina Hughes (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Teaching and Learning), Ian Abbott (Director, Centre for Education Studies) and Alison Critchley (Chief Executive, RSA Academies).