ORGANISATION NAMECardiff University
ORGANISATION COUNTRYUnited Kingdom
RESEARCH FIELDProfessions and applied sciences
CAREER STAGEFirst Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
This project will explore the acceptability and feasibility of injury prevention workshops embedded into community running groups, and its potential effects on long term physical activity participation.
The main aim of the project is to develop “move-well” injury prevention workshops (MWWs) and assess whether embedding these workshops into existing social community running groups helps people to remain physically active long term and does this have an effect on their health and well-being?
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS2) is a pan-Wales higher-level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the Higher Education sector in Wales. It is part-funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) West Wales and the Valleys programme, by partners from the West Wales and the Valleys areas of Wales, and by Cardiff University.
What is funded
The KESS2 scholarship will provide a stipend, plus c. £3K a year available to support project-related expenses. Fees will be met by the University.
Starting stipends of £14,198 per year for PhD studentships and £11,358 a year for MRes/MPhil studentships (exact figures subject to confirmation of start date and an income assessment).
UK Research Council eligibility conditions apply
Applicants for research PhDs at Cardiff University are expected to have one or both of the following:
- a first degree, normally with class 2:1 or higher, or equivalent in a relevant subject
- a relevant Master's qualification or equivalent.
- have a home or work address in the West
Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their application for KESS
funding and their enrolment for the course of study
- have a legal
right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the KESS2 support,
and the right to take up paid work in the WWV region on completion of
- be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student.
The Convergence area covers West Wales and the Valleys, and is made up of the following 15 local authorities:
- Isle of Anglesey
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Blaenau Gwent