My Experience with the Advocacy Scheme by Uzunma Okezie-Udokwu

My journey with the YCEDE Advocacy Scheme started with meeting George Gisborne from the University of Leeds. He connected me with an advocate from the University of Sheffield. Embarking on this journey with the Advocacy Scheme has been a transformative experience, enriching me both personally and professionally. I would like to share the experiences and insights that I gained through …

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Meet the Team: George Gisborne

By Olivia Joseph I’m George, a PGR Diversity Officer at the University of Leeds. My job is to provide information, advice and guidance for people from minoritised backgrounds who want to access postgraduate research at Leeds and at the other YCEDE partner universities. The process of applying for a PhD is slightly different in each faculty at Leeds, and different …

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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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Event: Studying for a PhD – The Inside Story

Student Research Group Session | 26 July 2022, 12:00-13:00 Are you interested in studying a PhD and from an underrepresented group*? The Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) partners; the Universities of York, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam University are running a Q & A webinar on 26 July from 12-1pm where you can meet current PhD students …

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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 …