Apologies for Cross Posting

I would be very grateful if readers would pass the details below of a MSc by
Research studentship examining "The relationship between teaching and
research and consultancy: the student experience" to anyone who you think
may be interested.  

Best wishes


MSc Research Studentship
"The relationship between teaching and research and consultancy: the student

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above
MSc Research Studentship at the University of Gloucestershire (formerly
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education), which will be based
in the Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit.

1.      To identify and analyse the views and experience that students
taking undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses have about research and
consultancy and their inter-relationship with teaching and learning 
2.      To explore the students' views about the benefits and disbenefits of
staff involvement in research and consultancy
3.      To recommend how the quality of the students' learning experience
may be enhanced by developing the teaching-research/consultancy nexus.

Candidates for the Studentship
Applicants for the Studentship should have a 1st class or 2.1 honours degree
and be able to demonstrate interest in educational development.
Appropriately qualified candidates who are familiar with social science and
educational research methodologies and who have an interest in student
learning are encouraged to apply.  The research student will act as the
Research Assistant for the project and will develop her/his own research
thesis from work related to the project.

First Supervisor: Professor Mick Healey, Director Geography Discipline
Network (Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit/School of
Second Supervisor: Christopher Short (Countryside and Community Research
Unit/School of Environment)
Project Director: Fiona Jordan (School of Sport and Leisure/Leisure and
Sport Research Unit)
Advisor: Professor Alan Jenkins (Westminster Institute of Education, Oxford
Brookes University)

The Research Bursary
The bursary will take the form of 15 months funding at 6,500pa, plus the
payment of 18 months of fees for a part-time MSc by Research, examined
through a 30,000 word thesis.  Additional funding will be available to
support research travel and conference participation costs.  Candidates with
no prior research methods training at Masters level will also participate in
the Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods, taking one general
research methods course and three modules specifically tailored to research
methods appropriate for the research project.
Further Information and Applications
The full details of this studentship are on the Geography and Environmental
Management Research Unit (GEMRU) Web pages

Potentially interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Mick
Healey for an informal chat before applying (01242 543364; email:
[log in to unmask]).  Applicants should send a letter of application,
outlining their interest in, and suitability for the studentship, along with
a cv, including the names of two academic referees, to Professor Mick
Healey, GEMRU, University of Gloucestershire, Francis Close Hall, Swindon
Road, Cheltenham GL50 4AZ by Monday 17 December 2001.  Interviews will take
place early in the New Year and the successful candidate will be expected to
start as soon as possible thereafter.

Professor Mick Healey
Director Geography Discipline Network
Geography and Environmental Management Research Unit
University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall
Swindon Road
Cheltenham GL50 4AZ

Tel:     +44 (0)1242 543364
Fax:    +44 (0)1242 543283
Email: [log in to unmask]