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Help diversify academia by taking part in a survey and focus group

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We are currently developing an initiative to support those from minority ethnic groups at the start of the academic pipeline and need your input.

We are developing a mentoring scheme that would pair students from minority ethnic backgrounds with an academic at King’s. The aims of the scheme are to:

  • Instill confidence in students from minority ethnic groups that academia is a place for them
  • Help mitigate against the disadvantage that those without sector connections can face
  • Serve as positive action at the beginning of the pipeline to, ultimately, increase the number of academics from minority ethnic backgrounds

Mentees would be students from a minority ethnic group who would like to explore a career in academia (the exact level of study is yet to be decided) and mentors would be King’s academics from any ethnic group.

How can I get involved?

The scheme is currently being developed and so we would love your feedback to help shape the details.

Fill out our survey here by Monday 19 June 2023 and/or sign up to attend an online focus group.

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught students: 1 June, 12.00 - 13.00 (Online MS Teams) – Sign up here
  • Postgraduate Research students: 6 June, 12-13.00, (Online MS Teams) – Sign up here

Want to Learn more about Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at King’s?

Find out more by visiting our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at King’s pages

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