SeNSS is offering six collaborative studentships, each linked to a different research project.  We are now seeking to identify the best candidate for each of these six collaborative studentships, to start their studies in October 2018. The research projects are listed below, and links are provided for where to find further information about each project, as well as how apply for one of these studentships.

1. Using new digital media to create young Global Citizens: Evaluation and developing the One Globe Kids ‘simulated contact’ education intervention

Primary supervisor: Dr Lindsey Cameron

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Kent

SeNSS Pathway: Psychology

Collaborative partner: Globe Smart Kids

Degree options: a three-year PhD programme, or a one year Masters degree, followed by a three-year PhD programme

For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here.

 

2. Ageing, automatization and the future of skills in the labour market

Primary supervisor: Professor Arnaud Chevalier

Institution: Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London

SeNSS Pathway: Economics

Collaborative partner: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in Paris

Degree structure: a three-year PhD programme 

 For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here.

 

3. Situation awareness in remote vehicle operators

Primary supervisor: Professor Polly Dalton

Institution: Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London

SeNSS Pathway: Psychology

Collaborative partner: Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)

Degree options: a three-year PhD programme, or a one year Masters degree, followed by a three-year PhD programme

For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here.

 

4. The Young Interpreter Scheme: Linguistic features of peer-to-peer input and educational experience of participation

Supervisory team: Professor Ludovica Serratrice, and Dr Noami Flynn

Institution: School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, the University of Reading

SeNSS Pathway: Linguistics

Collaborative Partner: Hampshire Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service

Degree structure: either a three-year PhD programme, or a one year Masters degree, followed by a three-year PhD programme

For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here. 

 

5.  Increasing Access to Psychological Treatments for Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Supervisory team: Professor Cathy Creswell and Dr Brynjar Halldorsson

Institution: Department of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading

SeNSS Pathway: Psychology

Collaborative partner: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Degree structure: either a three-year PhD programme, or a one year Masters degree, followed by a three-year PhD programme

For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here.

 

6. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for emotion regulation (MBCT-ER) for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder: Development and preliminary evaluation

Supervisory Team: Dr Richard De Visser, Dr Clara Strauss, Dr Helen Startup and Dr Claire Rosten

Institution: School of Psychology, University of Sussex

SeNSS Pathway: Psychology

Collaborative partner: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Degree structure: either a three-year PhD programme, or a one year Masters degree, followed by a three-year PhD programme

For further details on this project, and the next steps to take to apply for it, please click here. Guidance notes on how to apply for one of these studentships is available here.

 

How do I apply for a SeNSS collaborative studentship?

  1. First, you will need to apply to your chosen university for a PhD place. The deadline for applying for a PhD place, regardless of which SeNSS university you apply to, is 21 January 2018.
  2. Once you have applied to your chosen institution for a PhD place, you should talk to your chosen university's SeNSS administrative lead, as they will tell you how to access the online SeNSS application form once you have applied for your place at this university. Please go to the "Contacts" page of this website to find out who the administrative lead is that you need to talk to.
  3. You will need to complete the online SeNSS application form, which includes uploading the transcripts of any degrees you hold, and providing the names of two referees who will be contacted to provide references for you.

How will my SeNSS studentship application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed by the research project's supervisory team and their collaborative partner. If your application of a sufficiently high standard, you will be asked to attend an interview at the university to which you have made your application. The top two candidates for each project will be identified through this process: one will be the preferred candidate, to whom the interview panel wish to make an award, and the other will be the reserve candidate, in case the preferred candidate decides not to accept the award. The SeNSS Management Board will then meet in March to discuss these two names, and to formally agree to whom the studentship award will be made.

When will I hear whether my application has been successful?

As noted, there are a number of selection phases during the SeNSS studentship competition. You will be told by your chosen university after each phase whether or not your application has progressed to the next round of the competition. The final selection phase will be held at the end of March each year, and you will be notified during April whether or not you have been awarded a SeNSS student-led studentship.

 

For further questions, please refer to the "Application FAQs" page of this website.

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