Applications for the ESRC-SDS PhD Studentship linked to the H2020 YOUNG_ADULLT Scotland at Robert Owen Centre were invited internationally through jobs.ac.uk and the recruitment process completed earlier in 2017 . The successful candidate, Petri Simonen, started a four-year program of research in October 2017 (one-year MRes followed by a three-year PhD). Petri will research on lifelong learning (LLL) policies and their effects on young people in Scotland. The specific objective of the PhD will be to elucidate how LLL policies support young adults in their life courses by investigating who are the key influencers and how they manage to influence young adult decisions, and what are the intended and unintended effects of this influence on their learning and career choices. Petri is being supervised by Oscar Valiente and Oscar Odena.
The photo above was taken at the November team meeting, from left to right: Oscar Valiente (PI), Petri Simonen, Oscar Odena and Queralt Capsada (Postdoctoral RA).