• Q: Is it possible to study part-time?

    A: Yes, we welcome part-time students at the Aura CDT. Please contact auracdt@hull.ac.uk if you have specific questions about part-time study.

  • Q: When does the programme start?

    A: The programme began on 16 September 2019, with four further September cohorts planned for subsequent years. Recruitment is open for the cohort starting September 2020 until the closing date of Sunday 2 August 2020. Check back on the website for updates regarding further recruitment, or email auracdt@hull.ac.uk.

  • Q: What qualifications do I need for my application to be considered?

    A: Our applicants must have, or expect to obtain, a first class honours degree or a Masters and an upper second class honours degree. You should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in offshore wind and the environment, particularly if your background is in a different academic discipline.

  • Q: I have already emailed you my CV, do I still need to apply online?

    A: Yes, we only consider online applications. You will be asked to upload a copy of your CV during the application process. For more details, please go to the Information for Applicants section of our website.

  • Q: What is a typical research project?

    A: See our Research Projects section for examples of research proposals that are being undertaken by Cohort 1 of the Aura CDT.

  • Q: Do I need to submit a research proposal during the application process?

    A: We don’t require a full research proposal. Using the online application portal, you should summarise your research interests and reasons for wanting to study with us. We will work with candidates during the first year to refine their research proposal.

  • Q: Do I need to choose or contact a supervisor before applying?

    A: No, you do not need to give us details of a specific academic you would like to work with; this will be worked out during your first year of study, should you be accepted. You can tell us more about your research interests and if you have a particular reason you wish to be based at a particular institution in the online application.

  • Q: Where will I graduate from?

    A: From the second year, candidates will be based at the university of their lead academic supervisor and will graduate from that institution.

  • Q: I don’t have a background in energy or environmental science, will you still consider my application?

    A: We welcome applications from graduates of a wide range of STEM subjects, including: biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, all branches of engineering, geography, mathematics, physics, psychology. Please let us know why you have an interest in o shore wind and the environment, particularly if your background is in a diterent academic discipline.

  • Q: When do applications close?

    Applications are open until Sunday 2 August 2020, for Cohort 2 students beginning September 2020 cohort. We will recruit three further cohorts, beginning September 2021, 2022 and 2023. The next recruitment round will most likely begin in Autumn 2020. Please contact auracdt@hull.ac.uk for further advice around applications.

  • Q: How do I apply to the Aura CDT?

    A: Use our online application form – see our Information for Applicants section for more details. If your application is successful, you will be invited to an interview.

  • Q: What are the benefits of studying within a Centre for Doctoral Training?

    A: Membership of a cohort increases the student training experience; opportunities to engage with researchers from a wide range of industrial and academic partners; enhanced training opportunities in both professional and personal development; career-building opportunities to make connections with industry and academic institutes.

For an informal discussion, call +44 (0) 1482 463331
or contact auracdt@hull.ac.uk