Global Majority Directed Studentships

In order to reflect and promote the ethos and values of the consortium, we actively encourage applications from students from backgrounds that are currently under-represented within the ESRC NWSSDTP and in postgraduate research within Higher Education in the UK more broadly.

We are committed to supporting individuals from communities that have historically been marginalised and discouraged from progressing to academic research through structurally embedded forms of exclusion and bias. Our goal is to address imbalances and to proactively promote and embed equality of opportunity, through a series of policies and measures which form our EDI strategy. This includes outreach work across education facilities, communities and networks, a concentrated focus on advertising and soliciting part time applications, and the introduction of three directed studentships to be awarded annually to students from Global Majority communities.*

Applicants wishing to be considered for these directed studentships will have the opportunity to identify Global Majority affiliation on the NWSSDTP application form. These applications will be noted on receipt and considered in the process of the standard award competition, in line with the assessment criteria and schedule (see further details above and below).

*Global Majority: A collective term for over 80% of the world’s population who do not consider themselves, or are not considered to be white, therefore referring to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and/or have been previously referred to as “ethnic minorities”.

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