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This page contains a collection of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) resources with relevance to postgraduate programmes. These resources were collated as part of the project, Enabling equitable cultures of knowledge and practice in physical geography and environmental sciences, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

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Case studies 

Recruitment and training at doctoral level: best practice principles

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (UK)

Recommendations on best practice in all stages of recruitment and training for NERC training grant holders, including finding talent, shortlisting and interviews, nurturing talent, monitoring and reporting.

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EDI Policies

The Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA) (UK)

We ask that PhD project supervisory teams strive to be diverse, for example including academics with a mix of gender, ethnicity and career stage. Through our Flagship proposal scheme, we strongly urge academics to collaborate with CENTA partners on PhD projects. This improves visibility of career opportunities beyond academia, which is a key consideration for some groups of students when considering PhD level study. We ask our academics to use inclusive language in the PhD project description, the links below provide good advice on this topic and can be used to check the language in project descriptions.

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Selected readings  


Other resources

Supervising Black geography PhD researchers in the UK

This report by Victoria Ogoegbunam Okoye summarises research on the supervision of Black Geography PhD students in UK universities.

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Resources for mental health and wellbeing in HE geography

A number of resources are available to help university staff understand and address mental health and wellbeing issues in higher education.

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Postgraduate Pedagogies

A journal focusing on the contribution of GTAs to Higher Education.

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Relevant organisations


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