Towards widening participation in post-graduate research: The ASPIRE programme

AWOLOWO, Francis, OWOLADE, Femi, ABIDOYE, Adenike, DOSUMU, Oluwatoyin and AJAO, Oluwaseun (2023). Towards widening participation in post-graduate research: The ASPIRE programme. People, Place and Policy Online, 18 (1), 48-58.

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In recent years, universities in the UK have increased efforts to promote diversity and equality in their institutions. Such efforts include establishing partnerships with schools and colleges in local communities (Russell Group, 2023), creating mentorship programmes (SHU, 2022), attempting to decolonise the curriculum (HEPI, 2020), funding research to address the ethnic minorities awarding gap (OFS, 2021), and providing ringed-fenced scholarships for Black and mixed heritage students (Sucharitkul and Windsor, 2021). These interventions are directly aimed at widening access and participation for under-represented groups. Nevertheless, there remains a significant amount of work to be done in supporting improvements in the progression and outcomes for minoritised students in universities, especially those from Black and mixed-Black ethnic backgrounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1605 Policy and Administration; 1608 Sociology; 1801 Law; 4407 Policy and administration; 4408 Political science
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Page Range: 48-58
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2023 16:54
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 15:30

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