This project will address inequalities across the postgraduate research student lifecycle and the barriers that exist for students from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups – particularly for UK-domiciled students from Black British, British Pakistani and British Bangladeshi backgrounds, who are most acutely marginalised in PGR study and 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 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:

  • Develop mentoring programme.
  • Provide paid work placement opportunities.
  • Create training and networking opportunities.
  • Extend support via alumni communities.