KESS Research Masters Scholarship 2013 – 14

Title of research project: Exploration of the Wales Wellbeing Bond in the Gwynedd Mon Partnership

The full time one year studentship includes a tax-free maintenance stipend of ?10,130 for 12 months, with full-time fees paid and additional allowances. A requirement of the studentship is a 30-day placement with the partner company, during the period of the project. The achievement of a Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is compulsory for each KESS scholar. More information on the studentship and application process can be found at

The KESS funding is to deliver the approved project as outlined below

This project presents an exciting opportunity to complete a fully funded masters research project.

Pressure on public spending at a time when the demand for public services is rising means that we are increasingly looking for ways to make savings whilst also maintaining quality services for people. The Wales Well-being Bond has been introduced to help address this challenge.?The Bond aims to reduce the demand for public services through greater investment in preventative and community-based work.?This research project will look at the impact of the Wales Well-being Bond in two North Wales Local Authority areas.? It will focus on the planning and delivery of a small number of community-based schemes that have been developed with the investment. The research will:

  1. Identify some of the unique and innovative elements of the schemes.?
  2. Consider the experiences and challenges faced by local organisations, members of the local community and individuals who use the schemes.??

The research will involve interviewing service users, service planners and service providers. It will also involve looking at routinely collected data in health and social care organisations.???

For information on eligibility and qualifications needed to participate in KESS please visit the KESS website on

How to apply: The first step in the application process will be to complete and submit the KESS Participant Application and Eligibility Form available via the KESS site. This form must be completed, signed and an original copy submitted to Caroline Barton, Senior Clerical Officer, KESS, Room E1.09, The Management Centre, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DG

The closing date: 29/01/2014.

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) is a pan-Wales higher level skills initiative led by Bangor University on behalf of the HE sector in Wales. It is part funded by the Welsh Government?s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys.

For more information on the KESS project please contact Dr Penny Dowdney on 01248 382266 or for specific academic queries please contact Diane Seddon

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