Improving access for BAME students



LJMU has been part of a successful consortium bid for funds to improve opportunities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to undertake postgraduate research.

The project, Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation (EDEPI), is one of 13 projects funded by Research England – part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – and the Office for Students (OfS), across English higher education providers and their partners.

The consortium with Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University is collaborating with the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE), Grit Break Through Programmes, as well as regional health partners on a four-year project to improve access and participation for racialised groups to PGR across our three universities.

EDEPI will target recruitment, admissions and transition as critical points of systemic inequality in doctoral education for racialised groups.

Prof Julie Sheldon, Dean of the Doctoral Academy, said “The university is committed to an ambitious project to stimulate access and participation for racialised groups in postgraduate research. We look forward to working in partnership with two modern civic universities, the UKCGE and our regional partners in the delivery and evaluation of our project.”

A full list of successful bids can be found on the Research England website.


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