Sep 28 2022

StoryFutures is launching an exciting pilot PhD Placement in Industry Scheme and is inviting applications from any current PhD student at Royal Holloway for one of the opportunities being offered.  Three placement opportunties are being offered and these placements will be paid. 

What is StoryFutures?

StoryFutures is part of a government UK-wide investment in the creative industries, administered through the AHRC (Arts & Humanities Research Council) to fuel industry growth through Research and Development. Sitting within Royal Holloway’s Centre for Digital Creativity, StoryFutures is focused on experimentation in new technologies and the future of storytelling, funding and collaborating with producing SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) working in virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence and all forms of immersive, technology driven storytelling.

What placement opportunities are avaible?

These paid placements will involve work on one of the following five R&D (Research & Development) projects within an SME:

  • Factory 42
    • Commercial scoping and business modelling of a large scale XR experience
  • Nexus Studios
    • Realtime ‘performance’ and animation – new economic applications
    • Realtime animation – the impact of ‘liveness’ with animation
  • ScanLAB Projects
    • 4D Photogrammetry Timelapse capture on synchronised iPhones
    • Sharing 3D moments in engaging and delightful ways on iO

Please refer to the five placement briefs in this student briefing pack for full details of the opportunities on offer.

What can I gain from these placements?

These placements will give you the opportunity to learn more about the immersive sector and creative industries, while being part of an exciting commercial R&D process within an SME at the forefront of innovation in immersive storytelling. You will have access to a mentor and support from the company, and the opportunity to work from company offices.  Though we anticipate that there may be some crossover and opportunities for you to enrich their research, these placements should be seen predominantly as a work experience and skills development opportunity.

Where can I find more information about the placement scheme?

For details about payment, duration, interruption etc. please click here.

How do I apply? 

Once you have read the student briefing pack for full details of the opportunities available, please complete the application form by midnight on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

If you wish to apply for more than one opportunity, please submit a separate application for each opportunity.

Any questions?