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Brad-ATTAIN Research Summer School: 3rd July – 6th July

The Brad-ATTAIN Research Summer School is aimed at anyone who might be interested in research and would like to find out more about a PhD. It is aimed at 3rd year undergraduates, master students and alumni (but not inclusively) from Black, Asian and other minoritized ethnic groups*.

The programme will be designed to increase local interest in postgraduate study, by encouraging networking, developing original research ideas and learning from the experiences of others who are currently engaged in postgraduate research. You will get to hear from admissions, learn about funding opportunities, learn about formulating research question, how to do a literature review and much more.

“The summer school was a really enjoyable experience. It was difficult when thinking about my future career and the steps I need to take to get there. While I still have questions, I feel like my career in research looks a lot clear to me. I also liked how all the individuals talking about their postgraduate experiences were from BAME backgrounds. They were able to give us the kind of feedback we needed in terms of the reality of being a BAME PhD student and the BAME PhD experience. I feel like I was able to build networks and I have been able to reach out to some of the speakers, like Dr Syka Iqbal and hopefully I can have a chance of getting research jobs prior to getting my PhD.” attendee of the Brad-ATTAIN Research Summer School 2022

The Brad-ATTAIN Research Summer School will take place week commending 3rd July on University of Bradford campus (Norcroft Auditorium)

For more information or to book your place please click here.

* 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.