Structures and strategy in doctoral education in the UK and Ireland

Smith McGloin, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-9074-4596 and Wynne, C., 2022. Structures and strategy in doctoral education in the UK and Ireland. Lichfield: UK Council for Graduate Education.

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This most recent report builds from previous UKCGE publications that have charted changes in structures that support doctoral education, to include a new focus on institutional strategies, priorities and commitments which shape the work of graduate schools across the UK and Ireland.

The 2022 report draws on the detailed responses from 74 higher education institutions, additional research on trends in national and international policy and practice in doctoral education and comparator data from the previous reports in this series, to offer readers an insight into the policy drivers, changing markets and the major challenges and opportunities which have driven decision-making in the doctoral space in the UK and Ireland in the last six years.

The important findings, outlined in the report, cover issues related to graduate school identity, leadership, access to resource, space, new ways of working, responses to the pandemic and the evolving policy agenda related to diversity and inclusion and health and well-being. It is an essential read for Deans and Directors of Graduate Schools or equivalent, research leaders, research policy-makers and funders and anyone with an interest in contributing to the urgent work required to ensure doctoral education can play a significant role in delivering both the kind of research that can drive post-pandemic recovery and the trained, highly skilled doctoral graduates who are happy and confident to lead it.

Item Type: Research report for external body
Description: Comissioning body: UK Council for Graduate Education
Creators: Smith McGloin, R. and Wynne, C.
Publisher: UK Council for Graduate Education
Place of Publication: Lichfield
Date: 25 March 2022
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 28 Mar 2022 13:34
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 14:13

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