PhD studentship with Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences

Tackling the drop-off: understanding the teenage reading experience

We are delighted to be working with the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee to offer a PhD studentship focused on the teenage reading experience.

This mixed methods study will investigate teenagers’ cognitive, social and emotional experiences with different texts and the relationship between their reading experiences and their reading habits, attitudes and skills. As part of the project the PhD student will convene and lead a Teenage Advisory Panel to advise on both the research and Scottish Book Trust's wider programme for teens.

The student will spend the majority of their time at the University of Edinburgh but will work closely with Scottish Book Trust at our office in central Edinburgh throughout. The research will inform our programmes and resources to support teenage reading and tackle the drop-off.

This studentship is funded by the ESRC through the Scottish Graduate School of the Social Sciences. All the information, including eligibility and details of how to apply, can be found on the SGSSS website.

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