STUDENTSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Bolton will advertise a number of funding initiatives for postgraduate research degrees throughout the year, including studentships and scholarships through the university and its partners.

Current Studentships

The following Research Intern Posts are available:

Research Assistant Intern

Placement – Institute of Management
Ref. UoB-IoM1
Fixed Term – 10 months
Part-time (10 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an undergraduate intern to work within the Institute of Management, undertaking a range of activities across various functions. The main role of the intern would be to undertake primary and secondary research to explore the extent of digital intelligence development in students through staff-student partnerships as an engagement process. This study aims to identify scopes for digital intelligence development in university students across a number of areas. The research will inform the development of an accredited digital intelligence programme and there is an opportunity for the research to be presented in a variety of contexts, including published work and conference presentations.

This opportunity is open to current University of Bolton undergraduates and is intended for the graduates to gain valuable experience of working within a Teaching Intensive, Research Informed environment. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of working within a team environment and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. An ability to prioritise and manage own workload is essential.

Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 22 July 2019

Job Advertisement | Job Description and Person Specification

Research Assistant Intern

Placement – School of Law
Ref. UoB-LAW1
Fixed Term – 28 weeks until 1 June 2020 (Term time only)
Part-time (9 hours per week)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an undergraduate intern to work within the School of Law Legal Advice Centre, undertaking a range of activities including the management of the centre procedures and working directly with the Centre Leadership Team. In addition, the role of the intern will be to undertake research to explore the legal advice requirements of the local community. This study aims to investigate legal need with a view to allowing the university to provide outreach services to the local community as part of the ongoing development of the Legal Advice service. The research will inform the ongoing development of the Legal Advice Centre and the ongoing curriculum and there is an expectation that the research will result in a published journal article.

This opportunity is open to current University of Bolton undergraduates and is intended for HE6 students to gain valuable experience of working within a Teaching Intensive, Research Informed environment. Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of working within a team environment and possess excellent written and oral communication skills. An ability to prioritise and manage their own workload is essential.

Closing date for applications is midnight 16 August 2019

Job Advertisement | Job Description and Person Specification

PhD Studentship in Psychology

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship in the Psychology of Mental Health. This scholarship is part of the Ainsworth scheme, so it is open to University of Bolton students and graduates only.

At the beginning of October 2019, the student will be based in Psychology and supervised by members of the Psychology research group. The PhD will primarily focus on the psychological aspects of students’ well-being and mental health, with particular attention to students with a higher risk of being affected by mental health issues.

You will join a growing group of academics engaged in projects developing and assessing mental health interventions in educational contexts. As part of this group, you will be expected to contribute to meetings, present findings at academic conferences, and publish findings in academic journals. You will also have the opportunity to present and promote your findings to key stakeholders. You will be encouraged to engage with relevant government agencies and industry stakeholders, helping them understand your research and its relevance to their practice and policy.

This studentship provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant in line with national rates. You will be expected to teach for up to six hours per week during term time.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 20 June 2019

PhD Advertisement and Description

PhD Studentship in Business/Accountancy/Finance

Applications are invited for a 3-year fully funded PhD studentship in Business/Accountancy/Finance. This scholarship is part of the Ainsworth scheme, so it is open to University of Bolton students and graduates only.

At the beginning of October 2019, the student will be based in the Institute of Management and supervised by members of the University Institute of Management accountancy research group. The PhD will primarily focus on contemporary issues in accountancy with a focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Accountancy/Finance and small businesses
  • Accountancy/Finance and post-Brexit commercial development
  • Accountancy/Finance and underrepresented groups
  • Accountancy/Finance and mergers and acquisitions
  • Financial Reporting and Business Communication
  • Current and future reporting frameworks for risk/environmental disclosure
  • Carbon accounting and reporting
  • Performance management of organisations

You will join a growing group of academic researchers within the Institute of Management.  As part of this group, you will be expected to contribute to meetings, present findings at academic conferences, and publish findings in academic journals. You will also have the opportunity to present and promote your findings to key stakeholders. You will be encouraged to engage with relevant government agencies and industry stakeholders, helping them understand your research and its relevance to their practice and policy.

This studentship provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a maintenance grant in line with national rates. You will be expected to teach for up to six hours per week during term time.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 20 June 2019

PhD Advertisement and Description

Scholarships

Over the coming academic year, there will be a number of targeted investment initiatives in research to strengthen our Teaching Intensive, Research Informed (TIRI) agenda and the quality of our submission for REF2021. In order to help colleagues plan ahead, the deadlines for the main initiatives have now been decided and are highlighted below.

Ainsworth Travel Scholarships Scheme 2019

This scheme aims to provide support for research-related academic travel for registered PhD students of the University of Bolton. The scheme will provide a small number of travel grants up to a maximum of £500 per applicant. Reasonable costs associated with travel such as accommodation and subsistence should be bid for as part of the award.

Aims

  • To support the University’s TIRI Agenda – through enrichment of the PhD research student experience
  • To support the University’s Research strategy – through support for the research student community
  • To support the University’s REF strategy – through facilitating career development of research students

Eligibility – Applicants

Eligibility – Awards

  • Applications can be for any travel/academic visit which has direct relevance to the quality of the applicant’s PhD or associated research outputs
  • Examples of proposals which might be accepted are:
    • Contribution to costs associated with conference attendance in the UK
    • Contribution to costs associated with presenting a peer-reviewed paper at a conference in the UK, or exceptionally, overseas. In all cases, the paper must be presented and published in conference proceedings.
    • Contribution to costs associated with visits to universities in the UK or exceptionally overseas where research related to the applicant’s PhD is being carried out
    • Contribution to costs associated with fieldwork visits to collect data relevant to PhD studies
    • Contribution to costs associated with visits to libraries, archives or other curated collections relevant to PhD studies
    • Only one award will be made per applicant but any applicant can make up to two applications
    • Each successful applicant will be required to
      • Provide a brief report of their visit/research travel
      • Data collected must be made accessible in accordance with the Research Data Management Policy
      • Upload a copy of any conference paper to the UBIR (University of Bolton Institutional Repository)

Eligibility – Period of Award

All funds must be spent and claimed by 31 July 2019

Application

Applications must be made using the online application portal which can be found at:

https://bolton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ainsworth-travel-scholarship-application-portal-2019

Arrangements for Identification of Awards

  • Bids received after the deadline will not be eligible
  • Bids will be received by a panel will be chaired by Executive Dean – Research & Graduate School. Other members will be:
    • Chair of the RKE Committee
    • SU President or nominee
    • 3 Faculty Research Coordinators
    • Secretary (from R&GS)
  • The Panel reserves the right to place conditions on the award

Evaluation Criteria

  • Added value to the quality of the PhD
  • Added value to the employability and research profile of the applicant
  • Added value to the reputation of the University – via the REF or otherwise
  • Overall Value for Money

The panel will view favourably applications to support the presentation of work that has previously been presented within the University.

It is a condition of receiving an award that the applicant gives a presentation on their research at the TIRI Conference in 2019.

Schedule

  • Launch 15 June 2018
  • Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 6 July 2018
  • Announcement of successful applicants: 23 July 2018

The scheme is named after the first Chair of the Committee which met on 1 July 1825 and eventually established the Mechanics’ Institute of Bolton, which became the University of Bolton.

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