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Masters by Research Studentship in partnership with Equal Adventure Developments


Masters by Research Studentship in partnership with Equal Adventure Developments

The Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure within the Carnegie faculty in collaboration with Equal Adventure Developments Ltd (http://www.equaladventure.org/) are pleased to announce one Research Studentship (studying towards a Masters by Research) including annual stipend payment of £14363 (made up of an annual salary of £7500 from Equal Adventures and £6863 bursary payment from Leeds Beckett University). EU/UK Tuition fees will be paid. This role is for a period of two years.

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 evaluate the efficacy of Equal Adventure Development Ltd's training and equipment through the collection of user feedback and case studies, and will use these to complete a needs assessment for inclusive adventure and active lifestyles with disabled people.

This studentship would be ideally suited to a graduate from a Product Evaluation background or closely related area of study.

How to apply

Potential 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.