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WP 3: Enhancing the on-course postgraduate research experience

Led by Dr Rebekah Smith-Mcgloin, Nottingham Trent University, with Amira Asantewa, Grit Breakthrough Programmes

This work package addresses concerns that students at all levels in higher education from racialised groups can experience a feeling that they do not belong and that this lack of belonging can lead to disengagement from help-seeking behaviours which can reduce attainment and progression.

WP3 therefore delivers coaching/mentoring workshops for postgraduate researchers from racialised groups, supervisors and staff who support doctoral education, in partnership with the education charity Grit Breakthrough Programmes.

The workshops support power-sharing in supervision and in interactions between doctoral schools and the PGR community. Their aim is to disrupt the transfer of cultural norms and practices from supervisors and administrators to postgraduate research candidates which can perpetuate inequalities in postgraduate research participation

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