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
If you have any queries, please email us at: EDEPI@ntu.ac.uk
Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation (EDEPI)
Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation is a project which aims to increase participation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in doctoral education.
WP1: Work-based partnership approach to postgraduate research recruitment
WP1 will work to raise awareness of doctoral education amongst staff from racialised groups across NHS trusts in Nottingham, Sheffield and Liverpool.
WP2: New competency-based framework for doctoral admissions
WP2 addresses concerns that current admissions approaches may not recruit applicants who are most suited to doctoral study and hopes that competency-based approaches to admissions may help improve diversity.