MPhil / PhD Studentship in The Development And Evaluation of The Impact of a Digital Innovation to Foster Enhanced Student Resilience, Self-Efficacy And Belonging in Higher Education


   College of Arts, Humanities and Education

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  Dr Melanie Pope, Prof Ian Whitehead  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Purpose/objectives

The development and evaluation of the impact of a digital innovation to foster enhanced student resilience, self-efficacy and belonging in higher education.

  1. To undertake research into the requirements of a mobile digital application that can be used by individual students in higher education to support and encourage positive behaviour changes, mindsets and learning habits that will generate student resilience, self-efficacy and belonging
  2. To develop and evaluate the use of such an application on student experience and outcomes

This project has two key elements:

  1. Research: research into effective mobile application design for the target user in context, to support the development of a digital application in phase 2.
  2. Design and development: this phase of the project will focus on the design, development, testing and evaluation of a digital app to support positive behaviour changes, mindsets and learning habits for higher education students, and the impact of this on their experience, outcomes and aspirations.
Computer Science (8) Education (11)

Funding Notes

£18,622 stipend per year (for 3 years) plus UK Home tuition fees (£4,712)

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