This project will tackle ethnic inequalities in access to postgraduate research by systems-change innovations that re-shape institutional policies and procedures. 5 Yorkshire universities will reform their admissions criteria and practices, involving work on the efficacy of taken-for-granted criteria as predictors of PGR success.
- 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 make continuous improvements.
- Develop framework for researchers.
- Take a pipeline approach to supporting PGR candidates.
- Create training and networking opportunities.
- 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.
- Evaluate and disseminate activity.
- Enhance experience and review with PGR researchers.