Empowering staff to support PGRs from racially minoritised groups

Academic and professional services staff who support PGRs have a bespoke training and development opportunity designed by the educational charity Grit Breakthrough.

‘Using a coaching approach to support PGRs’ is a two-day online coaching workshop, which will run across two days in November, as part of our EDEPI (Equity in Doctoral Education through Partnership and Innovation) Project.

EDEPI (funded by the Office for Students and Research England) aims to widen participation in postgraduate research from under-represented groups whilst addressing engagement and attainment for students from ethnically racialised groups.

The participant-centred workshop aims 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.  

GRIT Breakthrough Programmes have a track record of enabling students and the staff who support them to overcome structural and systemic barriers, enabling students to feel a greater sense of belonging to an academic community, and less isolated. They have worked with a number of universities on Black Leadership Programmes and a range of undergraduate programmes supporting diversity and inclusion.

The two-day workshop will be held on Zoom and take place on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 November.

Interested staff should register on eventbrite.

For more information email Victoria Sheppard or Caroline Murray at the Doctoral Academy at EDEPI@ljmu.ac.uk



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