Crafting anatomies – exploring the relationship between the human form and habits through the complimentary lens of fashion design, aesthetics, innovative material structuring and computer simulation (RDF17/DES/OLIVER)
STEM-Lab based exploration with new ‘soft’ material innovations and creative design making and realisation tools using new fabrication and characterisation facilities in the School of Design. The outcome being the development of ‘second skin’ concepts of comfort and utility that can help drive health and wellness on an elderly /ageing population through the development of cellular and responsive material systems and ‘soft’ fabrication techniques.
Eligibility and How to Apply Please note eligibility requirement:
• Academic excellence of the proposed student i.e. 2:1 (or equivalent GPA from non-UK universities [preference for 1st class honours]); or a Masters (preference for Merit or above); or APEL evidence of substantial practitioner achievement.
• Appropriate IELTS score, if required (evidence required by 1 August 2017).
For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see
Please ensure you quote the advert reference above on your application form.
Deadline for applications: 20 January 2017
Start Date: 2 October 2017
Northumbria University is an equal opportunities provider and in welcoming applications for studentships from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.
This project is being considered for funding in competition with other projects, through one of two types of funding packages available:
• Fully funded studentships include a full stipend, paid for three years at RCUK rates for 2017/18 (this is yet to be set, in 2016/17 this is £14,296 pa) and fees (Home/EU £4,350 / International £13,000 / International Lab-based £16,000), and are available to applicants worldwide.
• As Northumbria celebrates its 25th anniversary as a University and in line with our international outlook, some projects may also be offered to students from outside of the EU supported by a half-fee reduction.
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’The role of nanofibrillated cellulose in the formation of sustainable product manufacture’, MRS Fall Meeting, Symposium PM3.5.10 2016