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WP1: Work-based partnership approach to postgraduate research recruitment

In the UK, talented individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds continue to be underrepresented in doctoral education.

The EDEPI project aims to change this, by partnering with the NHS to provide support, fee waivers and ring-fenced time to enable talented individuals to explore the PhD opportunities available at Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University and Liverpool John Moores University.

If you work for one of our NHS partners:

  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Children’s NHS foundation Trust
  • Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Health Education England
  • NHS R&D North West

and are from an ethnic minority background, a UK resident and eligible for domestic student status and are interested in studying for a part time PhD, then sign up to our first workshop to find out more.

Workshops

PhD myth busting, is it right for me? – 23 June 2022, 10am - 1pm

In person event with local on site venues in Nottingham, Liverpool and Sheffield. This workshop will cover:

  • Overview of the EDEPI programme and the support on offer.
  • Details of what a PhD is and if its the right choice for you.
  • Entry requirement discussions: NTU, LJMU, SHU
  • Presentations from University and NHS researchers.
  • How to negotiate with your line manager.
  • Networking lunch.

Sign up here

Building your team and research idea – 14 July 2022, 10am - 1pm

In person event with local on site venues in Nottingham, Liverpool and Sheffield. This workshop will cover:

  • How to develop a research question.
  • Introduction to the research expertise available at the partner institutions (academic and NHS).
  • Importance of supervisory teams.
  • Support and guidance on how to identify potential supervisors.
  • Opportunity to discuss areas you would like to investigate.
  • Networking lunch.

Sign up here

Preparing for application – 22 September 2022, 1 - 4pm

In person event with local on site venues in Nottingham, Liverpool and Sheffield. This workshop will cover:

  • Overview of application process.
  • Developing proposals.
  • Overview of what’s needed pre application and what develops during the PhD.
  • What happens once you start a PhD.
  • Networking lunch.

Sign up here

Our research

Find out more about the exciting research taking place at Sheffield Hallam University, Nottingham Trent University and Liverpool John Moores University.