Brad-ATTAIN PGR Networking Boot Camp

University of Bradford is delighted to invite you to their 2nd annual Brad-ATTAIN PGR Networking Boot Camp.

Register for the event here

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

Welcome back to last years’ attendees and a huge welcome to those attending for the first time!!!

The Brad-ATTAIN PGR Networking Boot Camp is a fantastic opportunity for PGRs from different universities to come together, share experiences, network, learn and be inspired. Last year the event was attended by Black, Asian and ethnically minioritised PhD students from almost all Yorkshire universities and this year we are exptecting it to be even better.

Register soon to claim your spot!!!!!!

The event is FREE and we will be providing transport from Hull, York and Sheffield (please confirm this with the organisers if you wish to book a seat on coach from these destinations, coaches will be traveling from University campus at each destination). All other transport will be subsidised and can be booked with Lenka Kaur ( Please note, travel will be subsidised within Yorkshire only and up to value of £30.

Travel information will be provided once you booked your place.

Event Programme:

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome, Brad-ATTAIN Project Manager – Dr Tiffany R Holloman

10:15 – 10:45 Opening Remarks, Director of PGR, Faculty of Engineering and Digital Technologies, University of Bradford – Dr Kavian Cooke

10:45 – 11:50 Creative Thesis Sharing Competition

11:50 – 12:00 Competition Awards

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:30 Innovation and the Importance of Black, Asian and ethnically minoritised PGRs, PVC Research & Innovation, University of Bradford – Prof Harris Beider

13:35 – 14:15 Keynote, PVC of EDI, University of Bradford – Prof Udy Archibong

14:20 – 14:50 The Importance of Resilience, Head of School of Law, University of Bradford – Prof Engobo Emeseh

14:50 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:45 Navigating your supervision! with PGRs and supervisors:

  • Maria Osei-Wusuansa – University of Bradford
  • Zenab Sabahat – University of Bradford
  • Dr Yakubu John – University of Bradford

15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks, Dr Tiffany R Holloman


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.