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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 …

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YCEDE Leeds Launch – University of Leeds, July 2022

This week, the University of Leeds had its internal launch for the YCEDE project. At this event, Pippa outlined the aims of each workstream and answered questions about YCEDE from Leeds staff. It was an excellent opportunity to network and learn more about the project. First, there was a presentation from Luke Windsor about why we need YCEDE and the …

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YCEDE Launch – Principal Hotel, May 2022

Thank you to everyone who came to the YCEDE launch event on the 26th May 2022 – we had an incredible time! We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our amazing speakers and panellists who travelled to join us for our launch. Also, we’d like to thank our postgraduate students for giving up their time to provide a unique …

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University consortium tackles inequalities in access to PhD study

Universities from across Yorkshire have come together to improve access to doctoral study for graduates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Read the full article here: The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education, led by the University of York and including the Universities of Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam, seeks to minimise any disadvantages experienced …

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OfS and Research England Announcement

OfS and Research England Announcement on 13 new projects will attempt to tackle persistent inequalities that create barriers for black, Asian and minority ethnic students to access and take part in postgraduate research (PGR)