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NERC best practice principles in doctoral recruitment

The principles support NERC’s Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

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NERC best practice principles in doctoral recruitment

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NERC’s best practice principles set out the minimum considerations for training grant holders and cover the four stages of recruitment and training:

  • finding talent: to make the PhD pathway accessible and attract potential applicants who may not currently view a PhD as accessible to them
  • shortlisting and interviews: to ensure the applicant shortlisting and interview process is fair and transparent
  • nurturing talent: to make the student training experience as inclusive as possible
  • monitoring and reporting: to be used effectively to foster a diverse and inclusive environment.

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