The University of York is leading a region-wide project to help improve opportunities for under-represented postgraduate students.
The University is part of the Yorkshire Consortium for Equity in Doctoral Education (YCEDE) which has been awarded funding from the Office for Students and Research England to tackle ethnic inequalities in access to postgraduate research.
Regional partners in the Consortium include Bradford, Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam and Leeds universities who will work to improve access and new opportunities which will include a new PhD scholarship scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants.
The population of doctoral students in the UK is less diverse than our general population. YCEDE say that as a result, the UK’s economy and society are deprived of research talent and valuable opportunities for creative innovation.