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Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (HaSS) Doctoral Studentship in School-Based Mentoring of Looked After Children in Scotland

A three-year doctoral studentship is available for candidates who wish to explore school-based mentoring of looked after children in Glasgow.

It is one of two studentships in collaboration with the Strathclyde Business School (SBS) and MCR Pathways (http://mcrpathways.org). 

The study will examine the attitudes and experiences of key actors in the mentoring relationship (looked after children, mentors, school staff, placement staff and carers, parents, MCR Pathways staff, and staff in sponsoring organisations). It will also explore the benefits and barriers to the mentee and mentor, and to their social environments (placement, school, MCR Pathways and sponsoring organisation). It will address issues in supporting looked after children and young people and will also explore the role of volunteering within sponsoring organisations and concepts of social capital and corporate social responsibility.

The studentship will be based in the School of Social Work and Social Policy under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Kendrick (PI) and Dr Katerina Nicolopoulou (SPS). The student will be a full member of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde (http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/graduateschool/), and will have access to the resources of the Institute for Inspiring Children’s Futures (http://www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/inspiringchildrensfutures/) and the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (https://www.celcis.org/).

  • Number of scholarships 1
  • Value £14510 per annum
  • Opens 3 March 2017
  • Deadline 30 April 2017
  • Help with Tuition fees, Living costs
  • Duration 3 years

Eligibility

The successful candidate will
  • Have a Masters degree in Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology or related subject          
  • Be able to write in academic English (IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual test score below 6.0)
  • Experience of working with/researching children and young people will be an advantage.

Project Details

Please note: the successful candidate might need to apply for PVG to undertake research duties in schools and it will be the candidate’s responsibility to pay for the application.

 

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 21 May 2017. For informal enquiries about the studentship, please contact Professor Andrew Kendrick andrew.kendrick@strath.ac.uk

Number of Scholarships

Fee waiver at Home/EU rate and annual stipend £14,510

(International Students may apply but must pay the difference between the EU fee and the international fee)

Further Information

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 21 May 2017. For informal enquiries about the studentship, please contact Professor Andrew Kendrick andrew.kendrick@strath.ac.uk

Contact us

Email: Hass-Postgrad@strath.ac.uk

Telephone: 0141 444 8400 / +44 141 444 8400

How to apply

Upload the following documents to Pegasus.

  • A cover letter
  • An outline research project of no more than 1000 words
  • **Two academic references** (alternatively these may be provided directly from your referees, if they would prefer, and should be sent to hass-scholarships@strath.ac.uk no later than the deadline of 30th April. Email subject should contain: applicant name + phrases “Reference” and “MCR Studentship Application.”)   
  • A curriculum vitae    
  • Degree transcripts and certificates 
  • If required, an English language qualification (IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5, with no individual test score below 5.5)Apply via “PhD Social Work” and include the phrase “MCR Studentship Application” in the funding section