Harnessing and Supporting Community Businesses Studentship

An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE Bristol. The studentship will be co-funded by UWE Bristol and Power to Change (subject to contract). The expected start date of this studentship is 1 October 2017.

The closing date for applications is Friday 16 June 2017

About the studentship

Community businesses are becoming increasingly important in shaping local communities and economics, enhancing the opportunities and services locally and enhancing the wellbeing and quality of life of the local inhabitants. Sitting somewhere between charities and social enterprises, they are a diverse set of organisations, ranging from community-run pubs and shops to library services, leisure centers, social care services, bus services and energy providers. View a useful overview of community businesses.

Funding details

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a good honours degree in a subject such as Economics, Business or Anthropology, and a postgraduate qualification is strongly desirable. A recognised English language qualification is required.

How to apply

Please email your completed application to graduateschool@uwe.ac.uk.

When you apply, please indicate on your application the name of the prospective supervisor who has agreed to support your application. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 3 July 2017, so please indicate your availability. If you have not heard from us by 3 July 2017, we thank you for your application, but on this occasion you have not been successful.

If it is not possible to submit your application via email, you may post your application to the following address:

UWE Graduate School
Room 3E37
UWE Bristol
Coldharbour Lane
Frenchay, Bristol

Application forms

Please complete and return the following forms:

Each of your referees must complete and return the following reference form to you as part of your application:

Please consult the application Guidance notes when completing the above forms. 

Please note: When submitting 'supporting documents' electronically, please ensure that all scanned documents are saved in black and white so that the size of the document is kept to a minimum.


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