New studentship opportunities- please spread the word

Dear All

It is great to have an opportunity to post on your blog (thanks Dominic), I really enjoy reading your posts, so please keep them coming- they really remind me of the issues I faced when I was doing my PhD – many, many years ago – they are all really relevant to anyone doing a PhD, whatever their topic. We now have 27 students on our programme, so I hope we hear more of your voices coming through over time.

After just awarding three of our international students (Mandayachepa, Mohammad and Cindy) with 1250 pounds each to support fieldwork and training as part of the 125 for 125 awards (they will also get a congratulatory letter from our VC),  and our RCBC Early Career PhD Fellowship (congratulations Hama Ngandu, who will be starting in October), I am pleased to announce new funding opportunities within the School.

We have three studentships funded by the School and we are looking for applicants with a first-class or very good upper second Honours degree, who are highly motivated and creative nurse, allied healthcare professional or social scientist with an interest in completing a PhD in an area that will strengthen or extend our School’s programme of research.

  • Exploring and enhancing communication and emotional support in maternity care: Supervised by Professor Billie Hunter and will be based within the Maternal, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing research group.
  • Teenagers and young adults’ experience of being involved in treatment decisions about their cancer: Supervised by Professor Daniel Kelly and will be based within the Workforce, Education and Innovation research group.
  • Supervised by Professor Jane Hopkinson and will be based within the Emotional, supportive and Palliative Care research group, examining one of the following topic areas:
    • Nutritional care of cancer patients and their families
    • Psychosocial support of patients with cancer cachexia and their families
    • Innovations in supportive care for people with chronic conditions and complex needs, for example dementia
    • Investigating the emotional needs of patients with cachexia in non-malignant conditions
    • Understanding the patient and family carer dynamic and its implications for quality of life and the management of health problems

For further information and contact details follow this link.

RCBC Wales PhD studentship

The School is a collaborator within the RCBC scheme, which had 6 studentships available. If you are interested in the Cardiff University studentship, then please get in touch with me. The advert and expression of interest application form/guidance can be found at this link.

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  1. Hama Ngandu

    I’m coming to Cardiff University

    I was recently awarded a RCBC Early Career PhD Fellowship at Cardiff University, School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies starting in October. I am thrilled and looking forward to be joining other research students at one of United Kingdom’s top universities, valued for its high academic standard, excellent reputation and popularity among other universities.

    As I’m writing on this blog, I remain thankful to the panel who interviewed me, for giving me the opportunity to fulfil my dream. Upon arrival at Cardiff University I was taken for a short tour of the research students’ room. The room is well equipped with each student having their own desk and computer. I also had the opportunity to have a conversation with one of the current PhD student who is in her final year of her programme. The conversation was very informative and it really shed a light on the life of a PhD student.

    I have been living in Birmingham for years and now I will be moving to Cardiff. This means that I have to learn to adapt to the new environment, meet new friends and find another job on a part-time basis.

    Will be introducing my project in the next topic…..

    So, Cardiff here I come.


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