PhD fees-studentship

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17 August 2021

The Social Sciences team at the University of Gloucestershire, in partnership with the Restorative Justice Council UK, is offering a PhD fees-studentship for a project beginning on 01 October, 2021. The studentship will cover the fees of the PhD course up to £5,000, for three years. Please note that additional fees may be due after this time if the candidate does not complete the project in this timeframe.

The project will be supervised by Dr Jon Hobson and is designed in partnerships with the Restorative Justice Council UK, who will support its delivery.  Applicants must have a Masters level qualification in a related discipline, and ideally also an Undergraduate qualification in a related area.  Details of the project and the application process follow.

Project title:

Evidencing success and successful evidence in Restorative work: developing models of ‘Efficiency’, ‘Effectiveness’, and ‘Impact’.

Projects tasks:

  • To assess the different recording and monitoring approaches across key national Restorative agencies
  • To consider what it is that constitutes ‘Efficiency’, ‘Effectiveness’, and ‘Impact’ in restorative interventions.
  • To contribute to the development of a standardised reporting framework for measuring ‘Efficiency’, ‘Effectiveness’, ‘Impact’

How to apply: 

To apply, please send a brief CV and covering letter, via email, to Dr Jon Hobson ( by 12:00, Tuesday 07 September.

The covering letter should indicate: why you feel you are suitable for that project,  and the skills, knowledge and attributes you will bring to the project.

Selection process: Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Microsoft Teams on Monday 13 September, 2021.

Academic Contact:   For informal enquiries and further information, please contact the main supervisors for each project or Dr Jon Hobson (         

Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 7 September 2021