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Nottingham’s universities announce details of £5.1m postgraduate research training project to solve local community challenges

Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham will join forces as part of a £5.1m project training doctoral researchers to undertake projects to improve the lives of communities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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Over the next eight years, the Co(l)laboratory project will train 50 PhD students who will participate in a programme of locally relevant, challenge-based research supporting the development of the local economy, increasing productivity and driving growth and wellbeing.

The PhD studentships will be open for applications from local citizens, employers and practitioners who will have the opportunity to get involved with research that makes a real difference to the lives and livelihoods of the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Co(l)laboratory is part of the Universities for Nottingham initiative – a collaboration between Nottingham’s two world-class universities and eight anchor institutions, working across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, for the benefit of the local community. The project is funded by Research England as well as both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.

Recruitment of the project team is currently underway with three roles open for applications: Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator, Doctoral Programme Manager, and Doctoral Training Manager.

Activity will commence in September with a number of community events to understand local challenges, with the project formally launching in October.

Applications for the first cohort of full-time funded PhD students will commence in November 2022 for an enrolment date of April 2023.

For more information on Co(l)laboratory, contact Rebekah Smith McGloin, Director, Doctoral School and Research Operations, Nottingham Trent University.

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    About Universities for Nottingham

    The Universities for Nottingham initiative is a pioneering collaboration which brings together the combined strength and civic missions of 10 anchor institutions from across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Working with local communities and partners we aim to improve levels of economic prosperity, educational opportunity, environmental sustainability and health and wellbeing for the benefit of our people and place.

    As part of the response to the challenges we collectively face, we have announced a refreshed Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement with our partners, setting out our joint plans for the future.

    Find out more at #UnisForNottingham

Nottingham’s universities announce details of £5.1m postgraduate research training project to solve local community challenges

Published on 1 June 2022
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