Information for supervisors

SWBio DTP Handbooks

SWBio DTP Expectations


Requests for significant changes to project/main supervisory team 9including CASE partner) need to be submitted to and approved by the SWBio DTP Management Group. This is to ensure that the SWBio DTP continues to fund projects that meet the requirements of the DTP and BBSRC.

Supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

SWBio DTP EDI resources for supervisors >>
Including SWBio DTP EDI online modules and example scoring and record keeping (referred to in online module)
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We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments. We therefore welcome individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We also welcome individuals who have previously studied at any recognised Higher Education Institute and from a range of career paths (please refer to the SWBio DTP academic criteria for eligibility), including individuals who have previously trained in the sciences and are wanting to return to scientific research.

As part of our recruitment process, we expect all our potential supervisors to have completed institutional training in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, unconscious bias and interviewing for PhD candidates.  This will be complemented by our own online DTP training resources (refer above), which will encompass training for reviewing applications, interviewing and supporting students from all backgrounds as a supervisor.  We also provide a DTP ‘EDI considerations for potential supervisors’ guidance document as part of our recruitment process which all potential supervisors will receive.

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We welcome any feedback to help support EDI throughout all aspects of our recruitment process and training programme.  You can do this either by speaking with your local DTP representatives or get in contact with us in the DTP Hub.