That’s Me! project launch event

Date posted: 16/01/2022

A photograph of four researchers from the University of Wolverhampton stood in the courtyard of the Wolverhampton City Campus.

Monday, 24 January 2022, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

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.

About this event

09:30 am – 10 am: Welcome

  • Dr Ada Adeghe, Project Co-lead, and Associate Dean Inclusivity, University of Wolverhampton.
  • Prof Ian Campbell, Interim Vice-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton.
  • Imogen Denton, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, Birmingham City University.

10 am – 11 am: Keynote speaker and video

  • Sandra Wallace CBE, Pro-Chancellor, University of Wolverhampton.
  • Lenny Henry CBE, Chancellor, Birmingham City University.

11 am – 11:15 am: Presentation from Programme Funders

  • Clare Isham, Office for Students.
  • Catriona Firth, Research England.

11:15 am – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 am – 12 midday: Research student panel

12 midday – 12:30 pm: Regional engagement panel

12:30 pm – 1 pm: University panel

1 pm – 1:30 pm: 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.

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This work is supported by Office for Students and Research England under the improving access to and participation in postgraduate research study (PGR) for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students funding stream