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Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships

​KESS2 & KESS2 East 



The Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships KESS2 scheme will partner over 500 businesses with academics and postgraduate research students to develop innovative research projects aimed at driving business growth.

The £36m EU-backed scheme to develop post-graduate research and innovation skills in partnership with small and medium-sized businesses has been announced by the First Minister of Wales .

The map for the area that is eligible can be found here .

Cardiff Met has sub-projects underway in West Wales and the Valleys, and has the opportunity for further projects in East Wales. The  KESS2 East programme funding has now been confirmed and Cardiff Metropolitan University is recruiting for projects for 2019 start dates.

There will be three calls for sub-projects in line with our three enrolment periods. Informed by experience with previous calls, this call will remain open until September 2019 but with various termly cut-off dates as follows:

KESS2 EW call deadlinePhD enrolment
​16th November 2018​14th January 2019
​15th February 2019​29th April 2019
​28th June 2019​23rd September 2019 (TBC)


There will be no KESS2 East Wales PhD intake after September 2019, whereas, MRes sub-projects can start at any enrolment point up until September 2021.  Sub-projects will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

The text of the application form is the same as previous calls but the company contributions and sub-project budget for East Wales are different. 

You can find all of the information you need below:

​Factsheet

Please read the factsheet below for more information for businesses, companies and organisations:

Eligibility

To be eligible for ESF funding sub projects must adhere to the following criteria:

  • ​Be scoped in partnership with a company partner.

  • Project activity must be in the competitive region of Wales.​

  • The company partner will have to contribute an annual cash contribution between £5,500 - £7k +VAT (depending on company size).

  • Sub projects must fit within one of the WG grand challenge areas : Life Sciences & Health; Low Carbon, Energy & Environment ; ICT & Digital Economy; Advanced Engineering & Materials.​

  • Must lead to a Masters by Research; MRes or PhD qualification.​

  • Must be completed in 3.5 years for PhD; 1year 3 months for Research Masters.​

Once proposed sub projects have been approved, a scholarship will be offered.

​The scholarship offers the eligible participant (student) :​

  • A mon​thly stipend in line with RCUK rates : 3 years of funding @ £14,002 per year for PhD; one year funding @ £11,313 for Research Masters.

  • University tuition fees are waived by Cardiff Metropolitan University,​

  • An opportunity to access a suite of higher level skills training and attendance at a residential KESS Grad School. All participants must complete the KESS Postgraduate Skills Development Award.

  • A minimum of 30 days a year working with the company partner on their allocated project.​

  • Standard KESS budget for other research project related costs (travel, consumables and equipment).​

  • Student must complete and submit their thesis in 3.5 years for PhD; 1year 3 months for Research Masters.​​

  • Applicants should be resident in the competitiveness area of Wales ​on appointment, and should have the right to work in the region on qualification

​Due to the limited time remaining for the completion of the KESS2 Project:

  • There will be no call for Expressions of Interest, instead all applications will proceed straight to full application form (this form is unchanged from previous calls)
  • A scholar is to be named on the application form (please seek advice from KESS@cardiffmet.ac.uk if this is not possible)
  • All PhD sub-projects will be expected to start in January 2019, April 2019 or September 2019 (the correct level of stipend for a PhD is shown using the drop-down box on the Budget form). MRes sub-projects can begin up until September 2021.

KESS2 - PhD /MRES Scholarship Vacancies

Please see our open applications for KESS2 Scholarships, please ensure you have checked the eligibility criteria prior to applying which can be found in the above dropdown list.

KESS2 East Scholarship Application Forms

Below are Sections A,B and C of the application forms, please note when applying for the Scholarship, we only require sections A + B to be completed, as section C is only required from the successful scholarship  candidate. 


​Current MRES Vacancies

The SOLVE Study: Solving non-participation in the Cwm Taf Health Check programme

The ‘Cwm Taf Health Check’ programme was set up to assess the risk that people within the region have in terms of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, and to offer personalised advice to reduce their individual risks. A person’s weight, height, blood pressure, age, sex and ethnicity are recorded, and a finger prick blood sample used to test their blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Using this information, their risk of developing such health problems in the next 10 years is determined and discussed with them, alongside the provision of information regarding how the risk can be minimised by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The aim of the programme is to prevent the onset of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke in the first place. Everyone aged between 40 and 74 (approximately 191,500 people) is invited to attend a Health Check at a GP surgery but the problem is that only half of those invited make use of this opportunity.

We are seeking a motivated student with an interest in service improvement and qualitative methods. An Undergraduate Honours degree in life sciences or equivalent is required. The candidate must have good interpersonal skills and be willing to spend at least 30 days working within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg  Public Health Team. 

Application Deadline:  2nd September 2019

For more information click here

Astudiaeth SOLVE: Datrys diffyg cyfranogiad yn rhaglen Archwiliad Iechyd Cwm Taf

Sefydlwyd rhaglen Archwiliad Iechyd Cwm Taf i asesu'r risg sydd gan bobl yn rhanbarth Cwm Taf o ran datblygu clefyd y galon, diabetes math 2 a strôc, ac i gynnig cyngor wedi'i bersonoli i leihau eu risgiau unigol. Cofnodir pwysau, taldra, pwysedd gwaed, oedran, rhyw ac ethnigrwydd unigolyn, a defnyddir sampl gwaed pigo bys i brofi eu lefelau siwgr yn y gwaed a cholesterol. Gan ddefnyddio’r wybodaeth hon, pennir eu risg o ddatblygu problemau iechyd o’r fath yn ystod y 10 mlynedd nesaf a’i drafod gyda nhw, ochr yn ochr â darparu gwybodaeth ynghylch sut y gellir lleihau’r risg trwy gynnal ffordd iach o fyw.  Nod y rhaglen yw atal cychwyniad clefyd y galon, diabetes math 2 a strôc.  Gwahoddir pawb rhwng 40 a 74 oed (tua 191,500 o bobl) i fynychu Archwiliad Iechyd mewn meddygfa ond y broblem yw mai dim ond hanner y rhai a wahoddir sy'n defnyddio'r cyfle hwn.

Rydym yn chwilio am berson graddedig llawn cymhelliant sydd â diddordeb mewn gwella gwasanaethau a dulliau ansoddol.  Mae angen gradd Anrhydedd Israddedig yn y gwyddorau bywyd neu gyfwerth.  Rhaid bod gan yr ymgeisydd sgiliau rhyngbersonol da a bod yn barod i dreulio o leiaf 30 diwrnod o fewn tîm iechyd cyhoeddus lleol Cwm Taf.

Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer Gwneud Cais: 02/09/2019

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma. 

​Current PhD Vacancies

An investigation into collaborative working to improve population level physical activity, health and well-being in Wales

Physical inactivity is the fourth biggest killer globally and the scale of the challenge worldwide and within the UK remains a top priority. Non-communicable diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer are linked directly to physical inactivity and such is the cost, governments are increasingly becoming involved and expect organisations to become more pro-active in seeking solutions. To address this challenge the Welsh Government has identified the importance of cross-cutting working between physical activity and health. Fundamental to this is the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (WBFGA), 2015, a long term framework that seeks a sustainable future for Wales and identifies five ways of working – long term, prevention, collaboration, involvement and integration. As part of this agenda, Public Health Wales, Sport Wales and Natural Resources Wales agreed in 2018 to a Memorandum of Understanding. 

This is a collaborative project between the three national organisations and Cardiff Met University. The successful student will have the opportunity to work alongside these organisations with the aim of investigating collaborative working to improve population level physical activity, health and well-being in Wales through an exploration of a strategic approach and its relevance in delivering organisational capacity and improved working practices. 

Application Deadline: Wednesday 14th August 2019 
Interview Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019 
Commencement Date: 23rd September 2019 

For more information please click here.

Ymchwiliad i waith cydweithredol i wella lefel gweithgarwch corfforol, iechyd a llesiant poblogaeth Cymru

Anweithgarwch corfforol yw’r pedwerydd achos mwyaf marwolaeth yn fyd-eang ac mae graddfa’r her ledled y byd ac o fewn y Deyrnas Unedig yn brif flaenoriaeth o hyd. Mae clefydau anhrosglwyddadwy sy’n cynnwys clefyd y galon, strôc, diabetes a chanser y fron a’r colon yn gysylltiedig yn uniongyrchol ag anweithgarwch corfforol ac mae’r gost yn gyfryw bod llywodraethau yn rhoi sylw i hyn yn gynyddol ac yn disgwyl i sefydliadau ddod yn fwy rhagweithiol wrth geisio atebion. I ymdrin â’r her hon, mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi nodi pwysigrwydd gwaith trawsbynciol rhwng meysydd gweithgarwch corfforol ac iechyd. Mae Deddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol (Cymru) 2015 yn sylfaenol i hyn, fframwaith hirdymor sy’n ceisio dyfodol cynaliadwy i Gymru ac yn nodi pum ffordd o weithio - hirdymor, atal, cydweithredu, cyfranogi ac integreiddio. Yn rhan o’r agenda hon, cytunodd Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru, Chwaraeon Cymru a Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru yn 2018 i Femorandwm Dealltwriaeth.

Prosiect cydweithredol yw hwn rhwng y tri sefydliad cenedlaethol a Phrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd. Bydd gan y myfyriwr llwyddiannus gyfle i weithio ochr yn ochr â’r sefydliadau hyn gyda’r nod o ymchwilio i waith cydweithredol er mwyn gwella lefel gweithgarwch corfforol, iechyd a llesiant y boblogaeth yng Nghymru drwy archwilio dull strategol a’i berthnasedd i gyflenwi capasiti sefydliadol ac arferion gweithio gwell. 

Dyddiad Cau am Geisiadau: Dydd Mercher 14 Awst 2019 
Dyddiad Cyfweliadau: Dydd Mawrth 20 Awst 2019 
Dyddiad Cychwyn: 23 Medi 2019 

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma

Developing a theory-based understanding of the factors that contribute to the decision to donate whole blood (and/or platelets) in young people in Wales. 

This PhD scholarship offers a unique opportunity for a bright and motivated individual to work on an exciting project between Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Welsh Blood Service (WBS). The Welsh Blood Service (WBS) collects voluntary, non-remunerated blood donations from the general public. The majority of their blood collection clinics take place in community settings and are performed by mobile teams. To enable the WBS to maintain an adequate supply of blood and blood components to all hospitals throughout Wales it is important to encourage engagement from novice donors. This project’s aim is to understand the factors that contribute to the decision to donate blood and blood components in young people. Psychological frameworks will be used to explore barriers and facilitators to blood donation in 17-24 year olds living in Wales. 

Applicants must have a good first degree in a relevant discipline area (minimum classification of a 2.1 and ideally an MSc or equivalent in a relevant subject area). We seek a motivated individual, who has effective analytical and communication skills. Experience of qualitative methods would be beneficial. As the project requires working at the partner organisation, a proactive and collaborative approach will be favoured.  The project work will be split between Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Welsh Blood Service sites, so the role requires the ability to travel between sites. 

Application Deadline: 23rd August 2019

To apply, please submit completed application form to Dr Heidi Seage  to Email: hseage@cardiffmet.ac.uk 

For more information about the vacancy please click here.


Datblygu dealltwriaeth ar sail theori o’r ffactorau sy’n cyfrannu i’r penderfyniad gan bobl ifanc yng Nghymru i roi gwaed cyflawn (a/neu blatennau). 

Mae’r ysgoloriaeth PhD yn cynnig cyfle unigryw i unigolyn disglair a brwdfrydig weithio ar brosiect cyffrous rhwng Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd a Gwasanaeth Gwaed Cymru. Mae Gwasanaeth Gwaed Cymru yn casglu gwaed a roddir yn wirfoddol ac yn ddi-dâl gan y cyhoedd. Cynhelir y rhan fwyaf o’u clinigau casglu gwaed mewn lleoliadau yn y gymuned gan dimau symudol. Er mwyn galluogi Gwasanaeth Gwaed Cymru i gynnal cyflenwad digonol o waed a chydrannau gwaed ym mhob ysbyty ar draws Cymru, mae’n bwysig annog rhoddwyr newydd i gymryd rhan. Nod y prosiect hwn yw deall y ffactorau a fydd yn cyfrannu i’r penderfyniad gan bobl ifanc i roi gwaed a chydrannau gwaed. Defnyddir fframweithiau seicolegol i archwilio’r rhwystrau a’r hwyluswyr i roi gwaed ymhlith pobl ifanc 17-24 oed yn byw yng Nghymru. 

Bydd rhaid bod gradd gychwynnol dda mewn pwnc perthnasol gan yr ymgeiswyr (dosbarth 2.1 o leiaf) ac yn ddelfrydol MSc neu gyfwerth mewn maes perthnasol. Rydym yn chwilio am unigolyn brwdfrydig sydd â sgiliau dadansoddi a chyfathrebu effeithiol. Bydd profiad o ddulliau ansoddol yn fuddiol. Gan fydd hi’n ofynnol i weithio yn y sefydliad bartner yn ystod y prosiect, fe fyddwn yn ffafrio arddull blaengar a chydweithiol. Rhennir y gwaith prosiect rhwng safleoedd Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd a Gwasanaeth Gwaed Cymru, felly bydd angen i chi fedru teithio rhwng y safleoedd.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: Awst 23ain    

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma.

Methodological developments for the monitoring and assessment of training load, performance and health status in Welsh endurance athletes

The healthy and effective response to exercise training in elite athletes is often hard to determine as excessive and insufficient training will lead to poor performance. Excessive training may often only be recognised when athletes become ill or injured and, as such, coaches and athletes are always striking the balance between correct and incorrect prescription of training. However, no objective programme of assessment of training currently exists for Welsh endurance athletes and the aim of this project is to develop such a scheme. It is intended that the results of the study will enable greater optimisation of training, thus raising the profile and performance of these sports and the athletes, leading to greater competitive success and potentially raising participation levels at ‘grass-roots level’. 

Sport Wales wishes to develop a programme for the monitoring of health and performance of Welsh endurance athletes in Athletics and Triathlon. It is intended that this programme will enhance knowledge of the effects of participating in endurance activity and that this information can be fed back to amateur athletes, coaches and other stakeholders in order to improve current practices. This monitoring programme should provide information that is: retrospective on past training, current on performance & health status, prospective on training & the health of the athletes. The work in this study will build on previous research (Cullen et al., 2017) from our team investigating the response to training in swimming. 

Deadline: 26th August 

For more information click here.

Datblygiadau methodolegol ar gyfer monitro ac asesu llwyth hyfforddi, perfformiad a statws iechyd athletwyr dygnwch yng Nghymru

Yn aml mae'n anodd pennu ymateb iach ac effeithiol i hyfforddiant ymarfer corff ar gyfer athletwyr elitaidd gan y bydd hyfforddiant gormodol a hyfforddiant annigonol yn arwain at berfformiad gwael. Yn aml, dim ond pan fydd athletwyr yn cael anaf neu'n mynd yn sâl y caiff hyfforddiant gormodol ei gydnabod ac, fel y cyfryw, mae hyfforddwyr ac athletwyr bob amser yn ceisio taro'r cydbwysedd rhwng rhagnodi hyfforddiant yn gywir ac yn anghywir. Fodd bynnag, nid oes rhaglen asesu wrthrychol ar gyfer hyfforddiant yn bodoli ar gyfer athletwyr dygnwch yng Nghymru ar hyn o bryd a nod y prosiect hwn yw datblygu cynllun o'r fath. Y bwriad yw y bydd canlyniadau’r astudiaeth yn ei gwneud yn bosibl i optimeiddio hyfforddiant yn well, a thrwy hynny godi proffil a pherfformiad y chwaraeon hyn a’r athletwyr, gan arwain at fwy o lwyddiant cystadleuol ac, o bosibl, gynyddu nifer y bobl sy'n cymryd rhan yn y chwaraeon hyn ar ‘lawr gwlad’. 

Mae Chwaraeon Cymru yn dymuno datblygu rhaglen monitro iechyd a pherfformiad athletwyr dygnwch yng Nghymru mewn Athletau a Thriathlon. Y bwriad yw y bydd y rhaglen hon yn gwella gwybodaeth am effeithiau cymryd rhan mewn gweithgaredd dygnwch ac y gellir bwydo'r wybodaeth hon yn ôl i athletwyr amatur, hyfforddwyr a rhanddeiliaid eraill er mwyn gwella arferion presennol. Dylai'r rhaglen fonitro hon ddarparu gwybodaeth sydd: yn ôl-syllol o ran hyfforddiant yn y gorffennol, yn gyfredol o ran statws perfformiad ac iechyd, ac yn rhagolygol o ran hyfforddiant ac iechyd yr athletwyr. Bydd y gwaith yn yr astudiaeth hon yn adeiladu ar waith ymchwil blaenorol (Cullen et al.,. 2017) gan ein tîm sy'n ymchwilio i'r ymateb i hyfforddiant nofio. 

Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer Gwneud Cais:  26 Awst 

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma. 

Implementing and evaluating evidence informed interventions to reduce self-harm behaviours and increase health and well-being in prison settings.

HMPPS in Wales are leading on the development and implementation of the Reducing Harm and Reoffending Proof of Concept. The remit of the Proof of Concept is that offenders in a specific geographical area (Ely/Caerau) have access to the ‘right’ interventions and effective ways of working to maximise the likelihood of successful, sustained rehabilitation. This will be achieved through enhanced assessment of the individual and community needs, trialling innovative community interventions and engaging local communities to reduce risk, harm and reoffending. The successful PhD candidate would identify the priorities of the service users and their families in the scope of the project, explore effective intervention in these areas, consider the redirection of resources away from unnecessary intervention and consider the gaps. When this is complete, the second phase would be recommending interventions and evaluating them. It is likely that some of the suggested interventions will not be implemented within the life of this PhD project as changing public sector funding and focus takes time. In this case the researcher will support the project team to develop a programme of future evaluation.   

Application Deadline:   August 30th 2019

For more information about the vacancy please click here.


Gweithredu a gwerthuso ymyriadau seiliedig ar dystiolaeth i leihau ymddygiadau hunan-niweidio a gwella iechyd a llesiant mewn sefydliadau carchar.

Mae HMPPS yng Nghymru yn arwain gwaith datblygu a gweithredu Prawf o’r Cysyniad Lleihau Niwed ac Aildroseddu. Cylch gorchwyl y Prawf o’r Cysyniad yw bod gan droseddwyr mewn ardal ddaearyddol benodol (Trelái/Caerau) fynediad i’r ymyriadau ‘cywir’ a dulliau effeithiol o weithio i uchafu’r tebygolrwydd o adsefydlu llwyddiannus, parhaus. Caiff hyn ei gyflawni drwy asesiad uwch o anghenion unigolion a’r gymuned, rhoi prawf ar ymyriadau cymunedol arloesol ac ymgysylltu â chymunedau lleol er mwyn lleihau risg, niwed ac aildroseddu. Byddai’r ymgeisydd PhD llwyddiannus yn nodi blaenoriaethau defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a’u teuluoedd yng nghwmpas y prosiect, yn archwilio ymyrraeth effeithiol yn yr ardaloedd hyn, yn ystyried ailgyfeirio adnoddau i ffwrdd o ymyrraeth ddiangen ac yn ystyried y bylchau. Ar ôl cwblhau hyn, yr ail gam fyddai argymell ymyriadau a’u gwerthuso. Mae’n debygol na fydd rhai o’r ymyriadau a awgrymir yn cael eu gweithredu o fewn oes y prosiect PhD hwn am fod newid cyllid a ffocws y sector cyhoeddus yn cymryd amser. Os felly, bydd yr ymchwilydd yn cefnogi tîm y prosiect i ddatblygu rhaglen o werthuso yn y dyfodol.   

Dyddiad Cau am Geisiadau:   30 Awst 2019

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma.

​Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Encoded Interleukin-10 (vIL-10): Investigating the Immunomodulatory Effects of vIL-10 and its Suitability as a Novel Marker of Viral Reactivation in Kidney Transplant Patients

The proposed study will provide insight into why certain HCMV strains and/or patient immune responses predispose kidney transplant patients to severe HCMV disease, and will aim to identify means to improve antiviral immunity in these individuals. Further, this work aims to identify and validate a novel biomarker (vIL-10) for HCMV reactivation that will enable clinicians to effectively manage HCMV infection in this patient group, and thus ultimately minimise patient suffering and reduce length of patient stay in hospital. 

This is a collaborative project between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University, the clinicians within the Wales Kidney Research Unit and Kidney Wales, a leading Welsh kidney charity. The student will have the opportunity to carry out laboratory work with world leading academics in the field of HCMV viral immunology who are based at Cardiff Metropolitan University and Cardiff University as well as to collaborate with the clinicians at Wales Kidney Research Unit.  The project will contribute to a wider programme of HCMV research in a vibrant laboratory environment with a number of PhD students. The student will also be expected to spend a minimum of 30 days a year working with Kidney Wales.

Deadline:   Midnight Friday 30th August 2019

For more information click here

Cytomegalofirws Dynol (HCMV) Amgodio Interleukin-10 (vIL-10): Ymchwilio i Effeithiau Imiwnomodulatory vIL-10 a'i Addasrwydd fel Marciwr Newydd Adweithio Feirysol mewn Cleifion Trawsblaniad Aren.

Bydd yr astudiaeth arfaethedig yn rhoi mewnwelediad i pam mae rhai straenau HCMV a / neu ymatebion imiwnedd cleifion yn rhagdueddu cleifion trawsblaniad aren i glefyd HCMV difrifol, a bydd yn anelu at nodi ffyrdd o wella imiwnedd gwrthfeirysol yn yr unigolion hyn. Ymhellach, nod y gwaith hwn yw nodi a dilysu biomarcwr newydd (vIL-10) ar gyfer adweithio HCMV a fydd yn galluogi clinigwyr i reoli haint HCMV yn effeithiol yn y grŵp cleifion hwn, a thrwy hynny leihau dioddefaint cleifion yn y pen draw a lleihau hyd arhosiad cleifion yn yr ysbyty.

Mae hwn yn brosiect cydweithredol rhwng Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd, Prifysgol Caerdydd, y clinigwyr yn Uned Ymchwil Aren Cymru ac Aren Cymru, elusen arennol flaenllaw yng Nghymru. Bydd y myfyriwr yn cael cyfle i wneud gwaith labordy gydag academyddion blaenllaw yn y byd ym maes imiwnoleg firaol HCMV sydd wedi'i leoli ym Mhrifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd a Phrifysgol Caerdydd yn ogystal â chydweithio â'r clinigwyr yn Uned Ymchwil Aren Cymru. Bydd y prosiect yn cyfrannu at raglen ehangach o ymchwil HCMV mewn amgylchedd labordy bywiog gyda nifer o fyfyrwyr PhD.  Disgwylir i'r myfyriwr hefyd dreulio o leiaf 30 diwrnod y flwyddyn yn gweithio gydag Aren Cymru.

Dyddiad cau: hanner nos dydd Gwener 30ain Awst 2019

Am fwy o wybodaeth cliciwch yma

The development, testing and validating of a technical design guide for ‘Cardiff Living’ Nearly/Zero Energy Dwellings for Sale and Rent 


This KESS2 project is in collaboration with Wates Residential Welsh office in Cardiff; and builds on Dr Carolyn Hayles research in sustainable, affordable housing, which has focussed on reducing carbon consumption in domestic dwellings; and Dr John Littlewood’s research in building performance assessment of dwellings; and work being undertaken by their current KESS2 project, developing and validating thermal bridge details for nearly zero carbon timber frame dwellings.  

Wates is one of the UK’s largest family owned construction organisations and was established in 1897. Wates Residential specialises in high quality dwellings that respond to the needs of its customers by developing mixed tenure housing schemes in partnership with both public and private sector organisations. 

The focus of this KESS2 project will be to develop Wales’ first model for nearly zero energy dwellings to be implemented by the Cardiff Living project at scale; in a range of house types in terms of their layout, materials, sustainable off-site manufacturing construction systems and estate energy strategy. This is in order to mitigate against climate change challenges and lead to improved occupant comfort and wellbeing, for both Cardiff Living’s affordable housing for rent and the private housing for sale in and around Cardiff. 

Deadline:  03/09/2019

For more information click here. 

Datblygu, profi a dilysu canllaw dylunio technegol ar gyfer ‘Cartrefi Caerdydd’ Anheddau Bron / Dim Ynni ar Werth ac i’w Rhentu

Mae'r prosiect KESS2 hwn mewn cydweithrediad â Wates Residential y Swyddfa Gymreig yng Nghaerdydd; ac mae'n adeiladu ar ymchwil Dr Carolyn Hayles mewn tai cynaliadwy, fforddiadwy, sydd wedi canolbwyntio ar leihau'r defnydd o garbon mewn anheddau domestig; ac ymchwil Dr John Littlewood wrth asesu perfformiad adeiladu anheddau; a gwaith sy'n cael ei wneud gan eu prosiect KESS2 cyfredol, gan ddatblygu a dilysu manylion pontydd thermol ar gyfer anheddau ffrâm bren bron yn ddi-garbon.

Mae Wates yn un o sefydliadau adeiladu teuluol mwyaf y DU ac fe’i sefydlwyd ym 1897. Mae Wates Residential yn arbenigo mewn anheddau o ansawdd uchel sy’n ymateb i anghenion ei gwsmeriaid trwy ddatblygu cynlluniau tai deiliadaeth gymysg mewn partneriaeth â sefydliadau’r sector cyhoeddus a phreifat.

Ffocws y prosiect KESS2 hwn fydd datblygu model cyntaf Cymru ar gyfer anheddau bron / dim ynni i’w weithredu gan y prosiect Cartrefi Caerdydd ar raddfa; mewn ystod o fathau o dai o ran eu cynllun, deunyddiau, systemau adeiladu gweithgynhyrchu cynaliadwy oddi ar y safle a strategaeth ynni ystad. Mae hyn er mwyn lliniaru yn erbyn heriau newid yn yr hinsawdd ac arwain at well cysur a llesiant preswylwyr, ar gyfer tai fforddiadwy Cartrefi Caerdydd i'w rhentu a'r tai preifat sydd ar werth yng Nghaerdydd a'r cyffiniau.

Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer Gwneud Cais: 03/09/2019

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​An analysis of effective strategies to re-engage KS4 pupils with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) in alternative settings (outside of school) in terms of well-being, educational outcomes and attendance to progress to the next stage of their life in education and/or active and productive citizens.


The PhD project will help to better understand how provide improved outcomes for learners in terms of health, education and 'maximising physical and mental well-being by making right choices for the future'. The project will involve the student being embedded in the AL Direct team for part of the week in term time, working with small groups of children with BESD, who are in mainstream education but need to follow an alternative curriculum. The team design and run bespoke programmes that meet the needs of the children and the national curriculum, including the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF). 

An ability to relate to, support and develop BESD children is essential to this role; as is an ability to conduct rigorous and robust research. A good understanding of ethnographic research methods is essential. A minimum of first class honours degree at undergraduate level including research methods is required, preferably a Master’s degree, including research methods.

Deadline: 04/09/2019

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Dadansoddiad o strategaethau effeithiol i ail-gysylltu disgyblion CA4 ag Anawsterau Ymddygiadol, Emosiynol a Chymdeithasol (BESD) mewn lleoliadau amgen (y tu allan i'r ysgol) o ran llesiant, canlyniadau addysgol a phresenoldeb i symud ymlaen i’r cam nesaf yn eu bywyd ym myd addysg a / neu ddinasyddion gweithredol a chynhyrchiol.

Bydd y prosiect PhD yn helpu i ddeall yn well sut i ddarparu gwell canlyniadau i ddysgwyr o ran iechyd, addysg a 'gwneud y mwyaf o lesiant corfforol a meddyliol trwy wneud y dewisiadau cywir ar gyfer y dyfodol'.  Bydd y prosiect yn cynnwys y myfyriwr yn cael ei wreiddio yn nhîm AL Direct am ran o'r wythnos yn ystod y tymor, gan weithio gyda grwpiau bach o blant â BESD, sydd mewn addysg brif ffrwd ond sydd angen dilyn cwricwlwm amgen.  Mae'r tîm yn dylunio ac yn rhedeg rhaglenni pwrpasol sy'n diwallu anghenion y plant a'r cwricwlwm cenedlaethol, gan gynnwys y Fframwaith Llythrennedd a Rhifedd (FfLlRh).

Mae'r gallu i uniaethu â phlant BESD, eu cefnogi a'u datblygu yn hanfodol i'r rôl hon; felly hefyd y gallu i gynnal ymchwil trwyadl a chadarn.  Mae dealltwriaeth dda o ddulliau ymchwil ethnograffig yn hanfodol. Mae gradd dosbarth gyntaf gydag anrhydedd ar lefel israddedig gan gynnwys dulliau ymchwil yn ofynnol ar gyfer y swydd hon, ac yn ddelfrydol gradd Meistr, yn cynnwys dulliau ymchwil.

Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer Gwneud Cais: 04/09/2019

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​Sub-Project Application forms and Guidance notes


All PhD sub-projects will be expected to start in January 2019, April 2019 or September 2019 (the correct level of stipend for a PhD is shown using the drop-down box on the Budget form). MRes sub-projects can begin up until September 2021.