The purpose of this project is to gain insights into experiences of academic belonging and non-belonging among a diversity of doctoral students at pre- and post-92 universities, in order to:
- support doctoral students (e.g. through identifying relevant academic networks and support fora that may be helpful);
- help develop university policy and practice responses in this area; and
- generate support mechanisms led by postgraduate research (PGR) students, where desired.
The project is taking place at two universities, University of Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham, between September 2021 and August 2022.
It is funded by the SMaRteN Student Mental Health Network which is based at Kings College London and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).