What is this?
Researchers of Tomorrow is a 3-year study into the information-seeking and research behaviours of Generation Y doctoral students.
One component of the Researchers of Tomorrow study is a 2.5 year longitudinal qualitative tracking study of a cohort of 70 ‘Generation Y’ doctoral students from across the UK. Generation Y students are those born after 1982. This cohort are blogging, chatting and getting involved with different activities on a private and tailor-made Moodle site (online) and face-to-face. We are looking now for new students to add to the existing group…
What is expected of participants?
Write one blog every couple of weeks and/or in response to specific questions posted by the research team about doctoral study;
- Get involved with discussion forum debates about your doctoral studies and research behaviour
- Stimulate questions, information sharing and ideas among fellow participants where relevant and participate in other activities (e.g. widgets, surveys)
- Attend annual workshops/events when possible
- Participate in short individual research conversation with a researcher once a year
We don’t burden participants and, beyond the minimum, your level of participation is up to you!
If you are interested in getting involved, please check that you qualify:
- What is your year of birth? (must be 1982 or after)
- Were you educated for at least 7 years in a UK secondary school?
- Are you currently enrolled as a full-time doctoral student?
- Are you studying within either the Science, Technology and Medicine or Social Science disciplinary areas?
- Are you scheduled to complete your doctorate no earlier than June 2011?
If your answers are all positive, please email Louise Wetheridge at
or telephone 020 7247 3370 and include your replies and personal details in your response.