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Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges
Oxford Brookes Business School
Migration, work and
Bursary: £16,000 pa (with no
Deadline: The closing date for
applications is 21 June 2019 (12
Noon UK Time)
Interview date: Interviews will
be held in week beginning the 8 July 2019
Start date: September 2019
Please note previous
applicants need not apply again.
The Centre for Business,
Society and Global Challenges at the Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford
Brookes University is offering a studentship to an exceptional candidate
seeking to study for a full time PhD in migration, work and organisations
starting in September 2019.
This full-time studentship, which includes a commitment of seminar
teaching to undergraduate students, will be for 3 years, subject to
satisfactory progress. The bursary will be £16,000 per annum, and fees will be
paid by the School.
Engaging in paid or unpaid work and transition in the labour market are
often important in shaping migration trajectories and integration experiences for
economic migrants and refugees. Current political, economic and social
developments globally have introduced a variety of challenges for migrants and
organisations – driving new forms of mobility whilst fundamentally changing the
terms of engagement between actors and institutions. We are interested in
examining how commercial and non-commercial organisations, and experiences of
work within workplaces, shape migrants’ integration into the labour market,
alongside their settlement more generally, as well as understanding the distinctive
forms of migrant agency that are brought to bear upon these processes. Moreover,
the study may also account for how other organisations, including civil society
bodies, NGOs and state institutions, impact upon migrants’ entry into work,
learning and development, and their broader adjustment to working in the host
society, identifying both the scope and limitations for enabling migrant agency
within these organisations.
Applicants are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and a good
Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant area of the social
sciences (e.g. organization
studies, sociology, geography, anthropology or migration studies).
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate strong research capabilities,
preferably an experience of having conducted fieldwork, and be fluent in spoken
and written English.
We are looking to recruit a candidate of the highest quality and who is
capable of submitting a PhD thesis within 3 years. Funding will cover the three
year period subject to the candidate making satisfactory progress annually. PhD
students will take part in the School’s PhD programme, which offers seminars
and training on research methodology as well as a collegiate environment to
present work in progress.
Candidates interested in discussing their proposals can contact the
supervisory team: Dr Peter Lugosi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Dr Tamsin Barber (email@example.com)
For more information about research in the Business School visit: /business/research/
How to apply: To request
further details of how to apply, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you quote Migration
and work in the email title when applying.
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Department of Sport,
Health Sciences and Social Work
3 Year Full Time
Eligibility: Home UK/EU applicants who must be
permanently resident in UK/EU
date: 21 June 2019 (midnight UK time)Start Date: September 2019
Bursary: £15,009 pa
Fees: Home/EU fees paid by the University
Main supervisor: Dr Shelly Coe (email@example.com)
Do dietary interventions aid in the recovery from physical activity and improve
fatigue symptoms in people with Parkinson’s (PwP) and is this due to altered
substrate utilisation and improved mitochondrial functioning.
Exercise is recommended for people with
Parkinson’s (PwP) in NICE guidance. However many people find exercise difficult
due to high levels of fatigue. The causes of fatigue in Parkinson’s are not
understood, but we propose that fatigue may be due to an altered metabolic
response to physical activities resulting in PwP using more energy to perform
an activity, and taking a longer time to recover (Collet et al 2017; Mavrommati
et al 2017) Dietary interventions could be used to improve during and post
exercise fatigue experienced in PwP, and indeed pilot data from our group
During this PhD you will identify, synthesise
and appraise the existing evidence in the form of a literature review. You will
also co-design the research with patient research members to inform the methods
and feasibility study. You will then perform a trial to determine the potential
for effect and feasibility of dietary supplementation for fatigue management in
PwP with fatigue and determine to what extent the effects are potentially
mediated by changes in metabolism, insulin resistance and/ or mitochondrial
This is a joint project supervised by Dr
Shelly Coe, Dr Maedeh Mansoubi and Prof Helen Dawes. All supervisors have
experience in clinical trials in vulnerable groups including those with
Parkinson’s, and jointly have expertise in dietary and exercise interventions
for fatigue management. You will receive training on performing dietary and
exercise interventions for people with Parkinson’s in relation to outcome
measures of fatigue and will learn laboratory skills to assess metabolic and
Name of Director of Studies (DoS): Dr Shelly Coe
Name of 2nd Supervisors: Dr Maedeh Mansoubi and Professor
As part of their Studentship, any successful
applicant will be required to undertake up to 6 hours undergraduate
teaching/demonstrating a week during semesters on undergraduate practicals
without further remuneration. Training will be given.
Contact: Dr Shelly Coe firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: Applicants should be of the highest quality and capable of submitting
a PhD thesis within 3 years. Applicants should have a first class or upper
second class (minimum 2.1) honours degree from a Higher Education Institution
in the UK or an acceptable equivalent qualification. EU Applicants must have an
IELTS Academic test certificate with an overall minimum score of 7.0 and no
score below 6.0 issued within the last two years from an approved test centre.
We will consider alternative acceptable evidence of English Language ability.
Applications only to email@example.com
Oxford Brookes University
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences,
Biological and Medical Sciences
3 Year Full Time
Eligibility: Home UK/EU applicants who must be
permanently resident in UK/EU
Closing date: 31 July 2019
Start Date: September 2019
Bursary p.a.: £15,009
Fees; to be paid by the University
Main supervisor: Professor Isabel Bermudez
Title: Building a nervous
system: Analysis of transport and assembly mechanisms in synapse formation
In order for animals to react to an internal or external stimulus with
the appropriate behaviour, the input signals from sensory neurons need to be
received, processes and transmitted correctly to the effector cells, e.g.
muscle cells. The contact between neurons and their target cells are called
synapses. They contain vesicles filled with chemical neurotransmitters that are
released into the synaptic cleft and bind to receptors on the surface of the
target cell and in such a way pass on the information. The fusion of these
vesicles is highly regulated in time and space in the so called active zone
within the synapse. However, despite its important function in the regulation
of neurotransmission, it is still not well understood how these dense
projections are assembled, what their components are and how their shape
reflects their specific function. My lab takes advantage of the well
characterised nervous system of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to
tackle exactly those questions. The aim of the PhD project is to take so far
uncharacterized mutants with defects in active zone formation and synaptic
protein transport and characterise them by functional assays and
electrophysiology as well as high resolution Confocal and Electron Microscopy.
Additionally, Mass Spec and RNAi screens will be used to identify new
components to further understand how these specific connections between neurons
are formed to build a functional nervous system.
Description ends with:
Please note only EU/UK nationals/permanent residents are eligible to
apply for this studentship. If you are
not sure if you are eligible please contact Research Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Previous candidates should not apply
There is an additional requirement to undertake up to 6 hours
undergraduate teaching/week during semesters and to participate in a teaching skills
course without further remuneration.
Under Funding notes (100 words)
Applicants should have (or be expecting) a first class or
upper second class honours degree from a Higher Education Institution in the UK
or acceptable equivalent qualification. EU
Applicants must have a valid IELTS Academic test certificate with an overall
minimum score of 7.0 and no score below 6.0 issued in the last 2 years by an
approved test centre. We are prepared to consider alternative acceptable
evidence of English Language ability.
Application form downloaded here:
completed, please email to email@example.com.
If a DBS check is required on enrolment, the cost of this will be
covered by the University.
Any key words you want to list: neuroscience,
neurotransmission, nematodes, Caenorhabditis elegans, genetics, microscopy
For September 2019 entry, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to offer the de Rohan Scholarship to full-time and part-time students for the following research degree programme:
MA by Research in History of Art
The award is for
£7,000 per annum
for full-time students. For
the award is spread over two years at
£3,500 per annum.
The full-time award is open to both Home/EU and International students. Only Home/EU students can apply for the award on a part-time basis.
Applications will only be accepted from students who have already been made a conditional or unconditional offer by Oxford Brookes University.
You should apply for your place on the course and then submit your scholarship application.
IF YOU APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP WITHOUT THE OFFER OF A PLACE, YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The deadline for receipt of applications is
5.00pm on Friday 21 June 2019.
They should be emailed or posted to the address stated on the forms below.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the personal statement. You should clearly explain why you are following the MA course; what you hope to contribute to the course and the discipline; and what you hope achieving the MA will
contribute to your career and/or personal development.
Please find the application form, notes for guidance and background to the scholarship below.
Application Form - Home/EU applicants
Application Form - International applicants
Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.
Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate's home university and proposed UK university.
The closing date for applications is 4 February 2019. For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit