Studentship success

8 August 2018

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Cardiff Business School is set to welcome a host of exceptional PhD students after another successful year of scholarship applications.

Thi Hoang, a Vietnamese student, successfully secured a Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence.

Her research - entitled ‘Do nationalities matter?’ - will explore the influence of individual culture on upward feedback under the supervision of Professor Emmanuel Ogbonna, Dr Maki Umemura, and Dr Leanne Chung.

Thi’s application was submitted for the award, which provides funding for a student from a developing country, alongside two fellow Cardiff Business School candidates.

The best candidates

Further success came from the Economic and Social Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships.

This funding is awarded to the best candidates or projects across the Economics and Business and Management pathway institutions, of Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities.

On the collaborative pathway, which requires partnership between academia and industry, awards were made to John Pierce, John Poole, Eugene Finnegan and Alexander Jones. Their projects cover the UK Water Industry, Disability and Wellbeing, Forecasting and Cooperative Agriculture and will be supervised by Professor Kent Matthews, Professor Melanie Jones, Dr Jonathan Gosling and Dr Yingli Wang.

The general pathway competition saw two more awardees in Katherine Parsons and Tracey Roselll. Their projects draw on the School’s research strengths in the areas of employee engagement and public sector leadership.

A bumper year

Professor Helen Walker, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies at Cardiff Business School, said: “It really has been a bumper year for PhD studentships in the School...”

Helen Walker

“I’d like to congratulate our incoming PhD students who secured funding and the staff who will be supervising their exciting projects.”

Professor Helen Walker, Professor of Operations and Supply Management, Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

The School’s success securing external funding has also been matched by bursaries from Julian Hodge and two studentships by Cardiff Business School itself.

The recipients of the latter are Diego Bermudez Bemejo, who previously studied at Cornell University and Kerry Hudson who is set to complete the Cardiff MBA with distinction this year.

Professor Walker added: “I’d also like to add a special mention for my colleagues who put in the work behind the scenes to ensure a fair process is followed in the award of these scholarships – the School’s Research Office, ESRC pathway leaders and deputy section heads for research.”

Find out more about postgraduate funding opportunities at Cardiff University.

As a PhD student you will be fully integrated in to the School’s research and academic community.