This project will improve access and participation for racialised groups to PGR, across 3 modern universities. It will target recruitment, admissions, and transition as critical points of systemic inequality in doctoral education.

Resources required:

  • Funding/partners to collaborate on bids and programme.

Available evidence of impact:

  • Innovative practices emerging from programmes.
  • Reduction in inequality within the PGR lifecycle for BAME PGR’s.
  • Increase in embedding EDI across the sector within PGR programmes for BAME students.

Links to available resources:

Implementation and potential challenges:

  • Look at successful bids where programmes fit with social sciences to consider future bids internal or external opportunities.
  • Access to funding streams – where to locate internal and externally to institutions.
  • Potential collaborations – institutions or local organisations that would offer value and shared communities of practice.
  • Culture change.

How to Use:

  • Look to co-develop and implement work-based partnership approach to PGR recruitment.
  • Pilot with workplace.
  • Develop competency framework for doctoral admissions.
  • Create coaching/mentoring workshops for PG researchers from racialised groups.