That’s Me! Launch Event

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That’s Me! Eliminating barriers to postgraduate research study in the West Midlands

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We would be delighted if you could join us for the launch of the ‘That’s Me!’ project on the 24th January 2022.

Programme Outline:

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome

Dr Ada Adeghe, Associate Dean Inclusivity University of Wolverhampton and Project Co-lead

Prof Ian Campbell, Interim Vice-Chancellor University of Wolverhampton

Imogeen Denton, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Birmingham City University

10:00 – 11:00 "If not you, who?" Keynote speaker and video Sandra Wallace CBE, Pro-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton

Professor Rajinder Dudrah, Professor of Cultural Studies and Creative Industries, Birmingham City University

11:00 – 11:15 Presentation from Clare Isham, Office for Students, on behalf of the Programme Funders Office for Students and Research England

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:00 Research student panel

12:00 – 12:30 Regional engagement panel

12:30 – 13:00 University panel

13:00 – 13:30 Developing the project vision panel and closing remarks

Students and staff from the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham City University are collaborating on this project together with regional employers to improve access for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups (B.A.M.E.) in postgraduate research study in the West Midlands. Following a bid approved and funded by Research England and the Office for Students (OfS), this collaboration will tackle persistent inequalities that create barriers for postgraduate research students from such historically excluded groups across the region.

The project ‘That’s Me!: Eliminating barriers to postgraduate research study in the West Midlands’ aims to improve access to postgraduate research study by tackling university cultures and processes, creating an enabling regional employment environment, and facilitating outstanding supervisory and peer support, geared towards championing successful research and researcher careers.

Please note this event will be recorded and made available for general viewing at a future date.

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