DTP 2018-19 Queens University of Belfast

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Research and Regional Services


Queen's University Belfast aims "to create a world-class postgraduate environment within which to realise the vision of: making Queen's the global choice for postgraduate education and research on global challenges; creating a postgraduate community built on excellence, intellectual challenge, and inclusiveness that will transform lives and inspire futures, and developing the Queen's postgraduate to be a leader and innovator."
Our successful University Graduate School provides an enriched environment of learning, research and innovation for both the postgraduate and postdoctoral communities. All students engaged in the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership are fully integrated into the Graduate School. The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) acknowledges that the research student population is an important driver for research and for the future of academy in its broadest sense, and is committed to working with the Graduate School to ensure students receive a world-class experience.
The EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership at Queen's will provide support for 16 PhD positions in
2018-19 and 16 places in 2019-20. Awards will principally be allocated in the following areas - Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maths and Physics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Civil Engineering. Studentships will align with the University's Vision 2020 strategy and are strongly aligned to EPSRC priority areas delivered by EPS. Details of the DTP doctoral opportunities can be found on the respective School websites: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofChemistryandChemicalEngineering/Research/PhDVacancies/
T30 http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/Research/PhDStudyT30/
http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMathematicsandPhysics/Study/PostgraduateResearch/ http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofMechanicalandAerospaceEngineering/Study/PostgraduateR esearch/PhDStudentships/
Queen's is committed to the strengthening of existing and building of new industrial collaborations. As such, we will offer a number of PhD projects (CASE studentships) which involve collaboration with industry. A small number of international studentships will also be available principally within Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.
Queen's is committed to supporting and developing the next generation of researchers and has a strong track record of doctoral training and progression. Queen's has recognition under the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and under the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award (January 2012). A holistic approach to supporting students (from essential skills training through to pastoral care) is adopted. During the PhD programme, all DTP students will have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of different training and development opportunities delivered through a combination of formal training and integrated learning experiences, such as placements and project-based initiatives. Transferable skills training is mainly delivered through the Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme (PRDP), managed by the Graduate School in line with Vitae's Researcher Development Framework. The PRDP offers students a comprehensive range of training courses, 1-2-1 support and skills development opportunities. Training courses include presentation, writing and communication skills as well as specialist topics such as enterprise, ethics and IP.
Recruitment is undertaken at a School level with support from the University's central Admission Office. A defined set of assessment criteria and minimum standards for previous academic performance are adopted. Prospective supervisors will be informed of the distribution of studentships in November and then subsequent to an external application process (details on School websites) students will be informed of outcomes in January.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R513118/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2023
2114387 Studentship EP/R513118/1 13/09/2018 31/03/2022 Muhammad Shahzaib Choudhry
2114391 Studentship EP/R513118/1 21/09/2018 31/03/2022 Sean McCallum
2114405 Studentship EP/R513118/1 21/09/2018 31/03/2022 Benjamin John Greenwood
2114431 Studentship EP/R513118/1 24/09/2018 31/03/2022 Jack Edward Steers
2122959 Studentship EP/R513118/1 28/09/2018 31/03/2022 Stephen Robert Kyle
2114389 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2022 Kimberley Glass
2114390 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/10/2018 31/03/2022 Peter Martin
2114422 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/11/2018 31/10/2020 Sean O'Neill
2280972 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/06/2019 30/11/2022 Richard Woodfield
2279784 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/08/2019 31/01/2023 Andrew Reid
2275983 Studentship EP/R513118/1 13/09/2019 31/03/2023 Andrew Bunce
2302930 Studentship EP/R513118/1 13/09/2019 31/03/2023 Conor Moore
2280893 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Sachie Prabuddha Sathurusinghe Arachchillage
2279863 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 maloba ketchen tabi
2278067 Studentship EP/R513118/1 01/10/2019 31/03/2023 Jia Ge