Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Nottingham BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership recognises and prioritises its responsibility to operate in a way which creates equality of opportunity for all of our applicants and students, supporting the recruitment of a diverse student cohort and running an inclusive programme.

We will do this through:

  • AMPlify: an applicant mentoring scheme to support applicants from black and black mixed backgrounds
  • a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for applicants from black and black mixed backgrounds
  • the anonymisation of name, gender, age and previous institution of study in application assessments
  • placing a focus on motivation and potential in our application assessment criteria
  • advertising PhD opportunities as widely as possible, aiming to eliminate jargon from our advertising and showcase diverse role models in our imagery
  • ensuring all of our interview panellists have undertaken unconscious bias training
  • including equality, diversity and inclusion focussed training in our programme, for both students and their supervisors
  • careful monitoring of EDI data, including data on socio-economic background of candidates and caring responsibilities
  • undertaking Equality Impact Assessment of all of our activities
  • listening to our students' feedback and including them in the governance of the programme through our Student Forum
  • dedicated Welfare and EDI Officers working in the DTP administration team

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Doctoral Training Programme

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466946
Email: bbdtp@nottingham.ac.uk