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AI for the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER)

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training

With respect to student recruitment, the University’s graduate admissions policy states:

  1. The admission process is transparent and consistent
  2. All candidates are considered without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, disability, age or factors other than academic matters. 

We strive to achieve a diverse representation on all recruitment panels, with the Chair of the panel responsible for ensuring that all members are aware of ED&I issues and that best practice is followed. Furthermore, we ensure that our policies to support diversity extend to the recruitment of research affiliates and undergraduate research experience placements. Specific steps to ensure a transparent, consistent and fair student recruitment process include:

  • The development of detailed ED&I best practice guidelines for the recruitment of new students. All panel members involved in the recruitment of new students are required to read and sign this document, in order to minimise the potential for discrimination and provide equality of opportunity for all candidates.
  • The ED&I committee has oversight of the list of standard questions put to all interview candidates. 
  • Interviewed applicants will be asked to complete a short feedback survey after their interview. The results of the survey will be analysed by the ED&I committee and the admissions panel and appropriate measures will be taken to improve any areas where the feedback has been negative, to ensure the recruitment process is fair, transparent and a positive experience for the candidate.