The project will address both institutional and individual barriers experienced by Black, Asian and minority ethnic women at different stages of the PGR life cycle, through the delivery of a programme of training and strategic advice that recognises the impact of intersecting inequalities on access and progression in academic careers.

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 PGRs.
  • Increase in embedding EDI across the sector within PGR programmes for BAME students.
  • Aims to lay foundations for long term increase of BAME female professors in UK HE institutions.

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:

  • Embedding equitable practices in the institutional PGR lifecycle.
  • Pilot contextual offers/contextualised admissions.
  • Design and implement workshops to support and engage current and future BAME PGR students.
  • Create a network of support for BAME PGR students.
  • Embed new learning and good practice beyond the life of the project.