Brad-ATTAIN Boot Camp

Date and time

Wed, 15 March 2023, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT


University of Bradford

Please note, this event is open to candidates who self-identify as being from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, and have UK ‘home’ student status. *

The Brad-ATTAIN Boot Camp is a fantastic opportunity for PGRs from across Yorkshire to come together, share experiences, network, learn and be inspired.

The event is free and we will be providing transport from Hull, York, Leeds and Sheffield. For those not able to travel from those destinations, please do get in touch with Lenka Kaur ( and we will book your travel for you.

Travel information will be provided once you booked your place.

Programme details:

10:00 Welcome and housekeeping by Dr Tiffany R Holloman

10:10 Opening remarks: University of Bradford

10:25 Keynote: Dr Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology, The Royal Veterinary College

11:00 Three Minute Thesis

12:00 Lunch and Networking

13:00 Poetry Reading with Abdullah Adekola & Sharena Lee Satti

14:00 Surviving PhD and the Importance of Networking

15:15 Introducing YCEDE: Dan Jordan (University of York), George Gisborne (University of Leeds), Yara Alagha (University of Sheffield)

15:45 Sharing good practice and close


Brad-ATTAIN (Bradford Pathways to Academia for Minoritised Ethnicities) is a £1.3m project based in the University of Bradford which will bring together partners from across the region.

It will support internships for undergraduates to give them an understanding of what postgraduate research involves. Some 24 interns will each undertake a 10-week placement over four years.

There will also be special ‘research summer schools’ to showcase postgraduate research to undergraduates and students from outside the University, with provision for travel costs, refreshments and keynote speakers.

The events will be designed to increase students’ interest in postgraduate study, by encouraging networking, developing original research ideas and conducting fieldwork, together with an annual student ‘boot camp’, where staff and students can share and evaluate experiences.

* Positive Action Statement: Brad-ATTAIN

At the University of Bradford our vision is a world of inclusion and equality of opportunity, where people want to, and can, make a difference. We place equality and diversity, inclusion, and a commitment to social mobility at the centre of our mission and ethos. In working to make a difference we are committed to addressing systemic inequality and disadvantages experienced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.

We recognise the importance and the benefits to research quality that come from diverse perspectives, and from belonging to a diverse research community. Therefore, as part of our Brad-ATTAIN initiative to increase diversity and inclusion among our PGR community, the University of Bradford is offering studentships as well as series of events and other initiatives  for UK candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background.


Open to candidates who self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, and have UK ‘home’ student status.

Under sections 158-159 of the Equality Act 2010, positive action can be taken where members of protected groups are under-represented. At Bradford our data show that people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups who are UK nationals are significantly under-represented at postgraduate researcher level. This this initiative offers targeted support for these students.

These are lawful measures designed to address systemic and structural issues which result in under-representation of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic students in PGR study.