Researchers in Schools – Deadline for Applications: 27th May

In the UK today, there is an entrenched link between household income and educational success. Pupils from low-income backgrounds are far less likely than their wealthier peers to attain five good GCSE grades, progress to higher education or have a fulfilling career.

The Researchers in Schools programme tackles this by mobilising the research community to become outstanding classroom teachers, as well as champions of evidence-based practice and higher education.

The programme offers PhD researchers a unique, generously-funded route into teaching tailored to your abilities, knowledge and experience. Through the programme, you’ll develop the skills to become a highly-effective classroom teacher, helping support pupils, regardless of background, to excel and progress to higher education.

  • Complete the Research Leader in Education Award, a fully-funded, three-year programme of professional development designed around the PhD skill set
  • Create and deliver Uni Pathways, a university-access intervention based on your PhD, aimed at increasing target pupils’ chances of attending a highly-selective university
  • Take one day of protected time each week to work towards the RLE and Uni Pathways
  • Receive honorary academic status at a research-intensive university, providing access to research facilities and a network of academic support
  • Benefit from competitive financial support, including generous funding options for your training year

For more information and to apply, visit the Researchers in Schools website
Applications close 27th May 2019.

Macquarie University Research Fellowship Scheme: Call for Expressions of Interest

About the Scheme: Macquarie University are offering up to ten full-time and fully funded Research Fellowship positions commencing in 2020. Fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be fixed-term for three years. Applicants must have been awarded their PhD on or after 1 March 2016, or submit their thesis by 26 August 2019 (or make a convincing case for early career researcher status).

For full details please read the EOI Funding Rules 2020, which are available on the following website, and the EOI Application Form.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Thursday 30 May 2019.

Free Intellectual Property Workshops

Places are currently available for doctoral researchers to attend free Intellectual Property workshops, which are being run by Vitae in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

The workshops are being held in Belfast, Liverpool, North London and Southampton during May and offer an important opportunity for participants to understand IP, its implications and create impact. Topics covered will include:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Design Rights

The Vitae website explains more about the workshops including locations and dates.

Technology and Education Seminar: Opportunities and Challenges for Equality

Friday 17th May, 12pm – 1:30pm, Jane Attenborough Studio, ACCA

The Technology Enhanced Learning team at Sussex are thrilled to welcome Dr. Maren Deepwell (Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Learning Technologies) and Mary Krell (Senior Lecturer in Media & Film Studies) to speak about the opportunities and challenges they see for equality in the ways that technology and education come together. Dr. Tamsin Hinton-Smith (Senior Lecturer In Higher Education) will chair the seminar and join Maren and Mary for a panel discussion of the ideas raised and audience questions.

Find out more and book a place…