Belonging in Postgraduate Research

  • Online Workshop
  • Research Culture
26 Jan 2023 

This online workshop will examine the issue Belonging for PGRs whilst undertaking doctoral research. The workshop will include a panel of current PGRs, sharing thier experiences. There will be an examination of how to define, measure and support success for PGRs from a range of backgrounds. There will also be focus on encouraging a sense of belonging for PGRs from various ethnic backgrounds, as well as with mental health challenges.

Topics Covered

  1. Defining, Measuring and Support Success for PGRs from Diverse Backgrounds
  2. Mental Health and Belonging
  3. Ethnicity and Belonging

Sessions & Confirmed Speakers

PGR Panel:

  • Shaunna Devine | Postgraduate Researcher — Liverpool John Moores University
  • Olivia Joseph | Postgraduate Researcher — University of Leeds
  • Prena Kumari | Postgraduate Researcher — University of Northampton

Defining, Measuring and Supporting Postgraduate Researchers from Diverse Backgrounds:

  • Rachel Van Krimpen | Faculty Director of EDI and People and BBSRC DTP Manager — University of Nottingham
  • Mercy Mwansa | Postgraduate Researcher — University of Leeds
  • Alice Haslam | PGR Welfare and EDI Officer — University of Nottingham

Belonging and Mental Health in Postgraduate Research

  • Amy Zile | Postgraduate Researcher — University of East Anglia

Belonging and Ethnicity in Postgraduate Research

  • Uchenna Nweke | Senior Lecturer — Buckinghamshire New University 
  • Susanna Matthan | Bishop Grosseteste University 
  • Jean Paul Ndindamahina | Solent University



Workshop Opens

60 mins 

Workshop Closes

60 mins