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Doctoral Studentship in partnership with Equal Adventure Developments

Doctoral Studentship in partnership with equal adventure developments

The Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure within the Carnegie faculty with Equal Adventure Developments Ltd are pleased to announce one Research Studentship including annual stipend payment of £14,045 (made up of an annual salary of £3750 from Equal Adventures and £10,295 bursary payment from Leeds Beckett University). EU/UK Tuition fees will be paid.

In collaboration with Equal Adventure Developments Ltd (http://www.equaladventure.org/) we are pleased to invite applications for a PhD Studentship to study for a Doctorate of Philosophy for a period of four years this includes a part-time job role.  

The mission of Equal Adventure is to inspire and resource outdoor adventure, sport and active lifestyles with disabled people.  Equal Adventure is split into two entities, the Equal Adventure Charity and Equal Adventure Developments Ltd.  The Charity acts as a socially aware interface between the aspirations of disabled people, and the development of resources and opportunities.  Equal Adventure Developments Ltd, designs, develops and sells sports equipment, and provides support services to enable the equipment to be used safely and effectively for active involvement in sport and physical activity with disabled people.  It achieves all of this through the delivery of several programmes with a particular focus on adventure sports. 

The studentship is based in the beautiful small town of Grantown-on-Spey which is located on the edge of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park which is situated halfway between the Cairngorm and Lecht ski areas. 

The Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure delivers international research excellence through its five University Research Centres.  Staff within Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure have been working with Equal Adventure for several years and the work associated with the studentship is relevant to a number of the centres within the Institute.

The objective of the studentship is to develop the technologies available to disabled people to facilitate safe and meaningful access to inclusive adventure and active lifestyles.  It will mirror Equal Adventure’s design priorities, currently:
  • resources for people with complex disabilities
  • resources for people following trauma
  • resources which enhance communication with individuals who have multisensory impairments.

Exact activities/sports will vary depending on the research, but possible activities might include horse riding, sailing and climbing.  This PHD opportunity will be ideally suited to a graduate from Design Engineering or a closely related area of study.

How to apply

Applicants must read the attached PDF that details fully the terms and conditions.

Then complete the attached form.

For general enquiries regarding this bursary please contact Professor Carlton Cooke by email on c.cooke@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or telephone 0113 812 7484)

Fully completed applications must be returned to researchadmissions@leedsbeckett.ac.uk along with scanned copies of your certificates and transcripts.

Closing date is midnight on 31st December 2014.

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