Education, Wider Participation and Transitions to Creative Economies Employment
We are offering an exciting opportunity to study for a PhD investigating the routes to careers in the Creative Economies. The successful candidate will conduct a three-year study, and will be involved in public engagement activities to share knowledge and expertise gained from the project.
This PhD project will investigate how school children in Dundee perceive and pursue employment opportunities in the creative economies, and the extent to which the local Higher Education institutions are seen by pupils, parents and teachers as a route to such careers.
The aim is to understand perceptions of higher education and the creative economies, and to inform policy and provision at University level to enhance recruitment, improve wider participation, and ease transitions from school to Higher Education, and from Higher Education to employment in the creative economies. The project will also explore the wider benefits that come from education with an emphasis on creativity, and from aggregating networks that link schools, HEIs, third sector partners, and the creative economies.