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Discussing PhD admissions at the University of Leeds

On the 31st January, Prof. Paul Wakeling, of the University of York, met with YCEDE colleagues at the University of Leeds to discuss current admissions practices in postgraduate research.  YCEDE’s Workstream 2 focuses on improving doctoral admissions for ‘equity and diversity’. This will be a form of ‘contextualised admissions’ for PGR level to address the offer gap that currently exists …

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GenerationResearch Summer Studentship opportunities

Students thinking about a career in science have many routes available to them; you can be greatly advanced by gaining first-hand experience in working in a laboratory or technical setting.  This can be invaluable to add to your CV, give you a good focus in any interview, and is desirable for many potential employers or students intending to go onto …

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Brad-ATTAIN Seminar Series: Literature Review and What to Expect in Year 1

Date and time Mon, 6 March 2023, 10:00 – 11:30 GMT Location Online (MS Teams) Organised by Brad-ATTAIN in collaboration with YCEDE (The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education), the seminar series aim to inform, raise awareness and help to create pathways to academia for minoritised ethnicities. The event is open to all. The seminar will be led by Dr …

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YCEDE is part of York’s plan to tackle inequalities

A recent York Press article highlighted that the University of York on average pays BAME staff 14.8 per cent less than white staff, with two-thirds of Russell Group Universities, on average, paying BAME staff less than white staff. This ‘ethnic pay gap’ can be explained by white people dominating better paid roles such as lecturing, whilst those from BAME backgrounds …

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SENSE CDT – Funded PhD Opportunities

The Satellite Data in Environmental Science (SENSE) Centre for Doctoral Training (SENSE CDT), funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and hosted at the Universities of Leeds and Edinburgh, is currently recruiting for our 2023 cohort of PhD students (20 fully funded studentships in total). Please see our projects page to see the available studentships – more are being added so please do keep …

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Leeds University Faculty of Social Sciences Doctoral Scholarships

The Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leeds, is inviting applications for the next round of its doctoral scholarship scheme for UK Black, Asian and ethnic minority students to undertake postgraduate/PhD research within the Faculty. Two scholarships are available each year. The Faculty of Social Sciences is committed to addressing different forms of intersecting inequalities in relation to our education, …

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2023 WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition Studentships

Looking for PhD funding in Arts & Humanities? The WRoCAH competition for PhD studentships starting in October 2023 is now open! The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The College is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for …

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York Graduate Research School (YGRS) PhD Scholarships

The University of York is committed to redressing systemic inequalities and disadvantages experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and students. We consider the benefits to research quality that come from belonging to a diverse community to be important. As part of a coordinated plan to increase diversity and inclusion among our PGR community, York Graduate Research School (YGRS) …

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Bell Burnell Scholarship Award (Awarded by the IOP)

A highly competitive scholarship offering Academic Fee at UK Fee rate, plus Maintenance matching the EPSRC rate of 17,668 GDP (currently for session 2022/23) per year for 3.5 years. Please note this Scholarship is Competition-Funded, therefore, if you are successful in securing an academic offer, this does not constitute an offer of funding. The IOP and leading physicist Professor Dame …