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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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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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Register to become a YCEDE Mentor!

The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) is pleased to announce the launch of our first Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) mentoring programme. The YCEDE PGR Mentoring programme has been created in consultation and collaboration with staff and PGRs from across the consortium to provide a bespoke mentoring programme for UK black, Asian and minority ethnic* PGRs. The purpose of …

WS2 Pilot Workshop – Sheffield Hallam University, November 2022

Yesterday the YCEDE Workstream 2 team travelled to Sheffield Hallam University to deliver a workshop on equity in doctoral selection and admission. This full-day workshop was aimed at colleagues in Workstream 2 pilot schools, departments and DTPs, as well as those working in relevant central services and functions. The workshop covered the following topics: We were once again welcomed by …

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YCEDE wins an Inclusive Impact Award!

On the 2nd November, the YCEDE team attended the inaugural University of York Inclusive Impact Award event. The project was nominated for an award in the ‘Inclusive Partnerships’ category – and won first prize! As a reminder, the Inclusive Impact Awards recognise the innovative and inspiring EDI work of students and staff that is already making a measurable difference across …

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YCEDE has been shortlisted for an Inclusive Impact Award!

The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education has been shortlisted for the University of York’s Inclusive Impact Award in the ‘Inclusive Partnerships’ category. These awards will recognise the innovative and inspiring EDI work of students and staff that is already making a measurable difference across our university community. They will also provide an opportunity to hear about the plans and programme …

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YCEDE and Brad-ATTAIN Launch – University of Bradford, October 2022

This week the University of Bradford held their internal launch for the YCEDE and Brad-ATTAIN programmes. As you already know, YCEDE is a collaboration between five universities in Yorkshire, 12 UKRI funded Doctoral Training partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training plus a number of external partners dedicated to equity at doctoral level. However, Bradford is also running the Brad-ATTAIN (Bradford …

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Black History Month Roundup!

Happy Black History Month! We thought we would share the amazing work of our partner universities and direct you to some of our favourite events that are being held. At the moment, we are working on a newsletter to keep you up to date with all that YCEDE is doing this month. Until then, have a great October! University of …

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YCEDE signs the NEON Pledge!

Professor Kathryn Arnold has now signed NEON’s Postgraduate Diversity Strategy Blueprint pledge on behalf of YCEDE confirming our dedication to widening access to higher education. For those that don’t know, NEON is the professional organisation supporting those involved in widening access to higher education. NEON enables those working to widen access to higher education at all levels and in all …