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SCDTP Studentship - The role of the sense of belonging at home and school in young people’s learning experiences and social and emotional wellbeing

Southampton Education School

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £15,009
(19/20 UKRI rate)
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1204419CJ

The role of the sense of belonging at home and school in young people’s learning experiences and social and emotional wellbeing

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team:

Cristina Azaola (; Melanie Nind ( & Vasilis Strogilos ( from the School of Education

This PhD project enables a suitably qualified applicant to undertake a critical exploration on young people’s sense of belonging and how it connects to their learning experiences and wellbeing. You will be expected to work in respectful collaboration with young people, school practitioners and community members and to contribute towards both theoretical and practical developments in inclusive education. Choice over the age group and primary characteristics of research context and participating young people will be possible.

Skills Required

Critical analysis in Education and related disciplines; capability in qualitative research methods; accessible communication skills and strong interest in this topic.


South Coast DTP Funding provides an annual maintenance grant (tax free) of £15009 (2019/20 UKRI rate), plus payment of all programme fees.  Other funding available for SCDTP funded students can be found on the SCDTP website (

Funding is provided for 3 years full-time PhD study (pro-rata for part-time students).  Applications for 1+3 funding for students completing a Master's year prior to the commencement of PhD study are also welcome (details available at

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at:

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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