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EQ-UNI: Doctoral studentships in UK, Sussex University, Centre for HE and Equity (CHEER)

University of Sussex
School of Education and Social Work

Centre for Higher Education and Equity (CHEER) Doctoral Studentship: 
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a CHEER Graduate Teaching and Research
Assistant to commence in October 2012 for one, two or three years. The
studentship covers doctoral UK/EU tuition fees for up to three years plus a
bursary currently worth £7000 per annum.

Applications are welcome from outstanding +3 PhD candidates whose research
interests align well with those of CHEER (see for more details).

Applications may be from those applying to start doctoral study and from
those already doing so. It is a condition of the GTA studentship that the
holder is registered as a doctoral student within the School of Education
and Social Work and that they are supervised by CHEER members.

Details of the Education PhD programme and a link to the online application
process are available at There is an expectation
that candidates can demonstrate that they have undertaken Master’s level
social science research methods training.

The studentship holder will contribute eight hours a week during term time
towards CHEER-related work. This could involve the following

  • teaching and research;
  • assisting faculty with e-learning developments, virtual learning environment etc;
  • assisting with research dissemination through production of newsletters and updating websites;
  • supporting research seminars;
  • undertaking related activities such as literature reviews to support bids as agreed with the centre directors.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please contact the CHEER
Director, Professor Louise Morley (L.Morley{at}

A full and up- to -date CV, together with a short letter of application
explaining how you fit the criteria for appointment, making clear your
postgraduate registration status with the University of Sussex and
explaining how you could contribute to the work of the Centre, should be
returned to:

Pascale Fanning-Tichborne
School of Education & Social Work
University of Sussex
Essex House
East Sussex  BN1 9QQ

Closing date for the studentship application is Wednesday, 23 May at 10.00