Professor Leigh Wilson, Graduate School Director at the University of Westminster, led one of the recent 17 Research England / OFS Catalyst Fund projects to support the mental health and wellbeing of postgraduate researchers. She recently ran and facilitated a UKCGE workshop to discuss Westminster’s project which looked specifically at wellbeing during the doctoral writing process.
At the 4th UKCGE International Conference on Doctoral Education and Training Professor Susan Porter shared her reflections on why and how doctoral education needs to change to better serve academia and society in the 21st century. In this article, we catch up with her to find out more.
Susanna Broom, an Assistant Registrar at the University of York, was one of the contributors to a recent Graduate School Managers’ Network meeting which focussed on change management. In this Deep Dive Q&A we catch up with Susanna about her contribution to that event, and her views on how to implement change effectively, having just introduced an e‑submission system for PGR theses at York.
The UK Council for Graduate Education’s BAME Participation in Postgraduate Research Working Group has published the first edition of a thematic bibliography focusing on BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) Participation in Postgraduate Education.
The UKCGE’s Research Supervision Recognition Programme offers a framework within which the community can develop good practice in supporting supervision, and provides a route to recognition for research supervisors.