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The University of York’s plan to decolonise Chemistry

If you are interested in how chemistry can be more inclusive and diverse, you should read this article by Nature. It tells the story of how a group of chemists at the University of York are working to decolonise their curriculum and address systemic racism in their field. They are doing this by revising their course content, diversifying their reading …

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Funding your PhD, by Nausheen Hoosein

About me Hello, my name is Nausheen and I am a second year PhD student in History of Art. I research spolia and the reuse of architectural material in Islamic Iberia. In this blog, I will share my experiences with funding a self-funded PhD. But before getting into the funding, a bit about why I chose to do postgraduate research …

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University of York welcomes new Chancellor Dr Heather Melville

The University of York’s new Chancellor today (18 Jan) said she was “humbled and excited” as she was formally welcomed at a special inauguration ceremony. Dr Heather Melville, OBE, became the University’s seventh Chancellor during a ceremony at the University of York’s Central Hall, attended by heads of academic departments and centres, Faculty Deans and University officials and specially invited …

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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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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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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 …