Tag: PhD

Hydrogen Amplification from Coke Oven Gas (COG) (PhD Scholarship)

Hydrogen Amplification from Coke Oven Gas (COG) University of South Wales Project ID: USW MAXI 20427 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 14th January 2018   This exciting PhD project is funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) programme and will be based in internationally renowned Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC) within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and… Read more »

Metal recovery and CO2 sequestration with steel production waste materials (PhD Scholarship)

Metal recovery and CO2 sequestration with steel production waste materials Aberystwyth University, DGES Project ID: AU30017 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 25th February 2018 Applications are sought for a 36 month funded Knowledge Economy Skills PhD Scholarship (KESS 2) working on an excting project investigating metal recovery and CO2 sequestration with steel production waste materials…. Read more »

Rapid diagnostic approaches for thoracic disease based on pleural effusions (PhD Scholarship)

Rapid diagnostic approaches for thoracic disease based on pleural effusions Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30008 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 14th December 2017 A pleural effusion is a build-up of extra fluid in the pleural space between the lungs and the chest wall.   Pleural effusions can arise from leakage from other organs: usually from congestive heart… Read more »

Optimising microbial production of lactic acid from municipal solid waste (MSW); Insights into genome stability for industrial biotechnology (IB) (PhD Scholarship)

Optimising microbial production of lactic acid from municipal solid waste (MSW); Insights into genome stability for industrial biotechnology (IB) Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU20011 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 14th January 2018 With growing population and increased demands on resources including oil, there is a need to develop economically and environmentally sustainable processes for… Read more »

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales (PhD Scholarship)

Seed yield for the emerging market of forage grass seed production in Wales Aberystwyth University, IBERS Project ID: AU30007 Annual Stipend: £14,340 Application Deadline: 28th July 2018 This KESS 2 studentship provides an ideal entry into advanced plant breeding, genetics and agronomic research. Working with academics, the appointed student will gain invaluable training in modern… Read more »

Documenting three good things could improve your mental well-being in work

The Conversation

Article by Kate Isherwood, KESS 2 PhD Student (School of Psychology, Bangor University). Originally published by The Conversation on September 4, 2017. Read the original article. The UK is facing a mental health crisis in the workplace. Around 4.6m working people – 7% of the British population – suffer from either depression or anxiety. In total, 25% of all EU citizens will report a… Read more »

EU funded research projects showcased at KESS 2 Awards event

KESS 2 Awards 2017

On Thursday 27th July at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, ESF funded project KESS 2 presented awards to three competition winners during an engaging evening of live Presentations and an exhibition of Research Images, titled ‘Making Waves’. The event, attended by students, companies and academics, showcased just some of the ongoing EU funded research… Read more »

KESS 2 students share a selfie to celebrate Europe Day 2017

Funding from the European Social Fund (ESF), accessed through KESS 2, enables students to undertake higher-level research study in Wales across a variety of projects in collaboration with company partners. On 9th May 2017, our KESS 2 students celebrated Europe Day by sharing with us a #EuropeDaySelfie and told us a little bit more about how EU funds have… Read more »

KESS 2 funded Electric Sheep project featured on BBC Countryfile highlighting innovative study in agricultural productivity in Snowdonia

Electric Weather Sheep

On Sunday, 12th March 2017, KESS 2 PhD student Pip Jones (Bangor University) and her ‘Electric Weather Sheep’ featured on the BBC agricultural show Countryfile as part of a programme looking back on farming methods in Snowdonia over the past 60 years. The KESS 2 funded project, which is supported by European Social Funds (ESF),… Read more »

Positive Psychology project aims to improve work place wellbeing and individuals job prospects in Rhyl

In a world where most of us spend a large part of our lives at work, we need to create environment that fosters productivity, motivation and in-work support. A student at Bangor University has been given just this task. Kate Isherwood, a PhD student in the School of Psychology will be researching the use of Positive Psychology and Behaviour Change techniques, in the workplace, under the supervision of Professor John Parkinson.