Sexuality, gender and PhDs

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Universities can do more to support LGBTQ+ postgrads

Period18 Sep 2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleSexuality, gender and PhDs
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletResearch Professional News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe PhD is a time of change. As postgraduate students develop into independent researchers, they are also introduced to the norms and expectations of the workplace and wider academic community.

    This is a challenging process for everyone who enters into it. But for researchers who see themselves as outside of the dominant culture the question of how to fit in to those expectations can present particular difficulties. PhD students can often feel isolated, for example, and this isolation can be exacerbated for LGBTQ+ doctoral researchers.
    Producer/AuthorRoss English and Kieran Fenby-Hulse
    PersonsKieran Fenby-Hulse, Ross English