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A Commonwealth Games legacy 2022-2024: British Wrestling activating girls sport participation project

   Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine

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About the Project


This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a fully-funded Master’s by Research postgraduate study that includes fees and an annual bursary. The project is an investigation into the legacy of Commonwealth Games 2022 This Girl Can Wrestle programme led by British Wrestling targeting young females.

The programme will tackle the inequalities of participant representation working with young women from ethnically diverse communities. Specifically, the programme will identify young women and girls from Muslim and Sikh communities and lower socio-economic groups. The project will target communities in urban locations across the country with a focus in the West Midlands, North West and London/South East. Specific partners we expect to work closely with include Women Who Fight, Women IN Sport, The Girl Scouts as well as Active Partnerships.

The intention is to utilise and pilot digital communications to recruit, engage and connect these communities to wrestling. An ethnographic evaluation of the programme will be designed using visual online methods, interviews and participant observations. The candidate should have a 1st or 2:1 undergraduate degree in social sciences of sport, sociology or anthropology. Language skills of use around Asian and other diverse ethnic communities is helpful but not a necessity.

See our website for full details: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/research/research-study/scholarships#ai-54003-2

Funding Notes

The duration of this role is 12 months with an expected start date in October 2022. A stipend of £16,062 (UKRI 2022/23 rate) will be provided to the successful candidate, as well as home fees equivalent (£4596 in 2022/23).

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