Expected Interview Date: March 2020
Swansea University College of Engineering has recently launched a BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic ) student network which aims to advance racial inclusivity within the college. This work moves away from the deficit model which is often associated with the belief that BAME people have less ability or less interest to succeed in STEM subjects and therefore require special accommodations. It also moves away from the diversity model which focuses on increasing diversity through the use of quotas and numeric targets and does not necessarily lead to authentic diversity.
This Masters by Research project will explore the equality model through an investigation into the organisational culture of the college and how it affects the experiences of both BAME staff and students. The desired outcome is the identification of actions and policies which can be implemented within the college to create the culture shift needed to improve racial inclusivity. This will involve;
We welcome applications from candidates with an honours degree in Business Management, Social Sciences or Politics; or a combination of degree and equivalent experience to the same level.
Normally, we would expect candidates to have met the University’s English Language requirements (e.g. IELTS 6.5 overall with 5.5+ in each component) by point of application.
Full eligibility can be found at https://www.materials-academy.co.uk/eligibilityFunding
Fees at UK/EU rate and a stipend of £12500 for one year. This scholarship is funded by the College of Engineering.
For full details on eligibility, please refer to the Materials and Manufacturing Academy (M2A) Website.
Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is not open to ‘International’ candidates.Closing Date 1 April 2020