Doctoral College Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Home of EDI for ECRs, PGRs, and Doctoral College Staff

Black History Month 2021 – Black Scholars’ Hall of Fame: Prof Ben Carson

For Black History Month, the DC have asked members of the Surrey Research Community to nominate a Black scholar who has inspired them This week Surrey Teaching Fellow and SEED member Ihinosen Jane Ovbude nominates PROFESSOR BEN CARSON “There are many Black scholars I can draw inspiration from, both male and female. However… one that […]


Black History Month Oct 2021: Neurodiversity and Black Figures in History

October is a month that celebrates difference and raises awareness of Neurodiverse communities and Black figures in history. The Doctoral College encourages readers to explore this in an intersectional way. We thank PGR Daisy Shearer in the Neurodiversity network for sharing the following links: A helpful overview of Neurodiversity and Race: Neurodiversity: What is it […]


Black History Month Oct 2021 – Black Scholars’ Hall of Fame: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

For Black History Month, the DC have asked members of the Surrey Research Community to nominate a Black scholar who has inspired them. This week Postgraduate Researcher Sapphire Lally nominates CHANDA PRESCOD-WEINSTEIN. “Black people are extremely underrepresented/excluded in physics, and I cannot bring to mind or find any examples of Black researchers in quantum theory, […]


Disability and Neurodiversity in HE

Resources for Disability in HE Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences. This book provides insights and advice on integrating students with disabilities into the STEM fields. Each chapter features research and best practices that are interwoven with experiential narratives. Ableism in academia: where are the disabled and ill academics? This article explores some […]


Gender Equality in HE

Committees with Implicit Biases Promote Fewer Women when They Do Not Believe Gender Bias Exists. A paper by Isabelle Régner et al. about biases in hiring committees and how to try and compensate them. Its finding highlights the importance of educating evaluative committees about gender biases. Moving Academia beyond the Gender Binary. A paper by […]


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