We are delighted to share with you an opportunity for ethnic minority post-graduate students to become peer researchers – helping to amplify the voices and experiences of ethnic minority students.  

The Young Foundation’s Institute for Community Studies (ICS) are working with GuildHE to develop a community of PGR peer researchers, building capacity with marginalised groups to understand postgraduate research culture. Peer research is a research method that puts peoples’ lived experience at the heart of the research process. This particular project will work with ethnic minority post-graduate students from GuildHE and GuildHE Research member institutions to conduct a study focused on understanding the lived experiences of students from ethnic minorities at small and specialist higher education institutions.

We will deliver a full training course for you to learn how to be peer researchers. Supported by Young Foundation staff, and the ICS Civic Scholars, you will then conduct peer conversations with ethnic minority students to hear their views and experiences. We will work together to analyse the insights and co-produce recommendations. These will provide an evidence base for GuildHE’s anti-racism work, and help influence sector-wide interventions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to… 

  • Work in a team with ten fellow post-graduate students to design and deliver your own research project
  • Speak with peers about their lived experiences
  • Feed into anti-racism work across the Higher Education sector
  • Develop great skills and experience for your CV
  • Get paid Real Living Wage for your time

If you’d like to get involved, please register your interest here by 30th July 2021. 

More details can be found on the project flyer and, if you have any further questions, please email research@youngfoundation.org

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