This project brings together 5 universities in the north-east of England to widen access and promote outcomes for prospective and current students and staff of colour in postgraduate research, to deliver a programme with 4 key strands: mental health; mentoring; development of services across network, and admissions.
- 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:
- Build research training programme through anti-racist lens.
- Increase admissions through name-blinding, unconscious bias prevention and extensive policy reviewing.
- Create fully funded positions at PhD level.
- Build in further opportunities such as summer school, reverse mentoring, placements, teaching qualifications and career advice.
- Create coaching/mentoring workshops for PG researchers from racialised groups.