PhD scholarship – HyperConnecting Youth: Virtual Pedagogy & Global Issue

The University of Roehampton in London offers a scholarship for a PhD student to undertake PhD studies and research under the supervision of Dr. M. Kontopodis in the context of  project “HyperConnecting Youth: Virtual Pedagogy & Global Issues”. Broadly speaking, this project aims to further develop critical and socio-cultural approaches to education in the context of today’s virtual era within the broader frame of the Paulo Freire Institute/ RISE at the University of Roehampton: http://roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Paulo-Freire-Institute-RISE/

Further information on the project is given here:

http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/uploadedFiles/Pages_Assets/PDFs_and_Word_Docs/Graduate_School/EDU_VCScholarships.pdf

The studentship begins in September 2015 and covers living costs of about £16.000 per year for 3 years (or part time equivalent for five years). It also covers full tuition fees for British and European students (£4,052 per year). International students are unfortunately required to pay the difference in tuition fees through their own resources (the total fee for international students is £12.000 per year from which £4,052 will be covered).

This scholarship is part of a broader Roehampton program for PhD studentships, which includes 50 studentships in total in a wide range of topics. The deadline for applications is midnight 5th May 2015. The full information for all studentships is provided here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/vcscholarships

We are particularly interested in students who: •have a solid background in educational science or related social-scientific disciplines •have experience in working with “ voiceless” urban young populations in school or after-school/ community contexts (and eventually speaks their language(s) and/or belongs to/ comes from such populations) •are experienced in qualitative research methods and data interpretation •are skilled in new media technologies (with basic programming, design and database management skills) or at least eager to develop such skills

The concrete field of research is not specified yet (international students are welcome to apply and may engage in research in their country).

Last but not least: We are happy to undertake supervision of PhD students who can secure funding from other resources on related topics such as: global & intercultural education; digital media in teaching & learning; schooling, diversity & marginalization.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Michalis Kontopodis directly: [email protected]roehampton.ac.uk