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Heritage Science Scholarship

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) announces Heritage Science Scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is funding a scholarship for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates accepted onto the UCL MRes in Science and Engineering in Art, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA).  HRP particularly welcome BAME applicants as a currently under-represented group both in heritage science and within their organisation: they believe that there should be better representation of diversity in this sector.

Over the two-year period of the scholarship, this opportunity will involve spending time studying towards the MRes SEAHA at UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage and with the HRP Conservation and Collection Care department at Hampton Court Palace, developing skills in the area of heritage science.

The deadline for applications is 15 July 2016. For more information visit thescholarships and funding pages of the UCL ISH website.

Young Church Architect of the Year


The National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association are inviting entries for their 2016 church architecture awards and for a new ‘Young Church Architect of the Year‘ award.

New church buildings and new designs in church alterations or extensions can be entered for The Presidents’ Award. The Presidents’ Award is awarded on behalf of the National Churches Trust’s Joint Presidents, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association (EASA) President. The architects responsible for the winning project will receive the Presidents’ Award paten and chalice. The winning church or chapel will receive a £500 prize.

See details and how to apply here.

UCL Masters Scholarships

The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, offers 20 scholarships for MSc, MRes, MA and MArch students, each worth £5,000, to be used as partial fee remittance for study.

The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications is 16.00 (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2016. All applicants will be informed of the outcome by email in early August 2016.

All postgraduate students, including continuing students, can be considered for this scholarship, regardless of study mode or fee status. more…

Anthony Nutt PhD Studentships 2016

The Open University Business School invites applications for full-time PhD studentships starting in February 2016.

Studentships are attached to specific research projects in the new Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership which are described at The studentships cover tuition fees, a research training support grant and a starting stipend of circa £14,000 per year. These are full-time three-year studentships and candidates would be required to live in the UK within commuting distance of the Milton Keynes campus.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have a good honours degree at a minimum of 2:1 or equivalent in a related subject, plus around 120 credits of advanced research methods skills or ideally a Masters in research methods.  more…

Trustees, Stanley People’s Initiative 

The trustees of The Stanley People’s Initiative are working to regenerate and safeguard the impressive early twentieth-century, grade II listed Stanley Halls, located in the heart of South Norwood, Croydon.

We will open them as public halls, reinstating the grand concert hall, art gallery and community rooms, and create an enterprise hub. A regenerated Stanley Halls could offer employment, training, community development, entertainment and an urgently needed focal point in the area.

We are looking for individuals with experience in business management, property development, events and volunteer management and fundraising.

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Volunteers sought

Sarahjayne Clements, the Royal Commission’s CBA Community Archaeologist, is looking for volunteers to interview for an oral histories project she is running in Swansea with the Young Archaeologist Club. They would like to record memories of the city and scan any old photographs that you might have. They are also interested in any First World War memories, photographs and memorabilia that you may have.

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Birmingham Conservation Trust – After over a decade of fundraising and a year of refurbishment, Birmingham Conservation Trust are delighted to be opening to the public the Newman Brothers factory at the Coffin Works, Jewellery Quarter, from late October 2014. This fantastic grade II* listed factory which made coffin furniture for over 100 years, will offer visitors the extraordinary opportunity to ‘step back in time’ and experience the factory as a ‘time-capsule’, set in the 1960s; full of original stock and machinery and with many a tale to tell!

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Doors Open Days – are looking for volunteers to support us in coordinating this year’s festival. We are looking for a Festival Production volunteer and an Online Marketing Volunteer. Apply now and come and join the team!

The Scottish Civic Trust seeks a Festival Production Volunteer and an Online Marketing Volunteer to assist us in coordinating Doors Open Days, Scotland’s annual nationwide festival of architecture and built environment.

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NTS – Volunteering makes you happy! Recent research has shown that volunteering significantly improves the happiness levels of individuals – what fantastic news! In recognition of this, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, we’re holding a competition: ‘Volunteering: the Key to Happiness!’ Read on to find out how you can get involved.

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BEFS – New Chair

The Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) is seeking a new Chair. As the current BEFS Chair, Professor Emeritus Cliff Hague, is stepping down at the next AGM and Annual Congress on 11 November, having served three years, we are inviting expressions of interest from potential candidates for the role.

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Cardiff University

Conservation Tutor

Advert To actively engage in the teaching of the MSc in Sustainable
Building Conservation within the Welsh School of Architecture. You will work under the supervision of a module or route leader.

As a 50% appointment, the post would be ideally suited to a candidate completing a PhD in a related subject area.

Closing date: Sunday 3 August 2014

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Skills for the Future Internship

This exciting opportunity funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme and West Dunbartonshire Council allows two successful applicants to gain a professionally recognised heritage qualification whilst undertaking paid work. This is also an excellent opportunity to gain new skills in heritage venue operations, including working with school groups and the general public as well as working with historical artefacts. This is a post that will work in various venues across West Dunbartonshire and as well as experiencing a number of professional specialisms, a challenging yet rewarding post. 

Deadline: 20 July 2014 at 23:55

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Cardiff University – Welsh School of Architecture

Two full-time PhD studentships jointly funded by the WSA and EPSRC will be awarded in two of six areas:

  • The Role of Environmental Design and Building Simulation Tools in Design Thinking
  • Digital Fabrication and Robotics in Architectural Design
  • A Multidisciplinary Building Physics Tool Set
  • Understanding Household Energy Behaviours and Practices
  • Sustainable Building Conservation
  • Social Aspects of Sustainable Performance of Buildings

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Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together

Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.

The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet on a plot of 60 x 60 feet to be built by maximum use of earth and local labor in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The client of your design is the middle-income family in any township of your choice in the Ashanti Region. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $6,000; land value is excluded from this price point. The entry should serve as an example to the local people that mud architecture can be beautiful and durable.


Registration and submission of entries run from March 15, 2014 until August 31, 2014. 

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AHRC/Design Council – Bristol and Bath design research project

Closes 22 May 2014

We have been working in partnership with the Design Council over the past two years to demonstrate the key role design plays in creating economic benefits and social value in the UK, and to explore design research in UK universities and its connections with businesses and policymakers. We now wish to test some of these ideas in a study which will examine how businesses and public sector organisations in a particular location use design in their work, and what the impact of this is on their ability to innovate and their economic performance. 

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