Be More Empowered (BME) for Success PGR Programme
The University of Bristol recognises that the experience our students have during their studies has an impact on their success, both in their degree and in their future careers.
The BME for Success PGR programme plays a key role in influencing positive change for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic postgraduate research students (PGRs). This initiative was developed in recognition of the unique challenges they navigate whilst undertaking postgraduate research degrees.
A large part of the programme is co-created and delivered by a group of BME for Success PGR Advocates, who understand the challenges faced by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic postgraduate students and are in a position to gather meaningful input and reflect postgraduate research voices.
The focus of the work carried out by our BME for Success PGR Advocates is on jointly developing an action plan around these working strands:
- “Access” to help support entry into postgraduate study
- “Belonging” to improve the postgraduate student experience
- “Empowerment” to build resilience and connections
The PGR advocate programme builds on an existing highly successful undergraduate programme led by colleagues within the Student Inclusion team.