Premia - making research education accessible
Premia - making research education accessible grew from a HEFCE-funded project based at Newcastle University from 2003 to 2005.
The project's aims were to:
- improve provision for disabled postgraduate researchers
- increase the number of disabled researchers at UK institutions
- improve the quality of their experience.
The project was led by the Premia advisory group and relied on many contributors. Val Farrar is acknowledged in particular for her valuable contributions.
The collection of downloadable resources was designed to address the issues that were identified by disabled postgraduate researchers in the research phase of the project.
Premia was designed for the benefit of:
- research managers
- skills trainers
- staff developers
- careers advisers
- postgraduate researchers.
Aims of the Premia resources:
- to give insight into the issues facing disabled postgraduate researchers
- to provide resources and ideas for making research degree programmes more accessible
- to help both research staff and disabled researchers tackle potential barriers
- to highlight best practice in work with disabled postgraduate researchers
- to encourage the development of a more inclusive research community.