Diversity and Inclusion in the PGR Experience
How do we create a vibrant, inclusive and supportive research community which attracts the best students and nurtures the next generation of leaders?
The PGR Service undertook a project during 2017/18 to consider what practical things we can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the PGR experience.
Project outputs and outcomes include:
- Good practice guides – Embedding Diversity and Inclusion into Researcher Development Workshops and Embedding Equality and Diversity into Conference Organisation
- A cross-university townhall meeting to share practice between Supervisors, Students, PG convenors, University Services and other staff supporting PGRs. View PGR Diversity and Inclusion presentation from Mary Beth Kneafsey. See short film from Emily May Armstrong, plant sciences, on researching with a disability
- Advice for Doctoral Training Centres (available on request)
- A PGR-focussed review of the University's Accessible Learning Policy and the viva policy
- Practical changes to our workshop booking confirmation and venue information
- Presentation at UKCGE conference, June 2018, Bristol on Accessible and Inclusive PGR Environments: Sharing Policy and Practice
- Input into consultation on new research hub buildings
- Blog posts on the PGR experience 'Access Success' and 'The Disability Service, my experience'