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GW4 February Newsletter 2024

Welcome to the GW4 Newsletter: your regular digest of GW4 news, funding and development opportunities. To subscribe to the Newsletter, please click here.

Director's Update:

2024 has already been a supercharged year for the GW4 Alliance. We are currently in the midst of one of our most important campaigns to date, calling on the government to address the gap in the provision of childcare for postgraduate students by extending the eligibility of the undergraduate Childcare Grant scheme.

Our campaign is particularly relevant with the cost of living crisis exacerbating current issues and we are concerned as to the impact of the existing policy on the diversity and inclusivity of postgraduate research. We want to work with government to ensure parents of young children are not disincentivised from upskilling or reskilling and pursuing postgraduate qualifications and the jobs that require these qualifications. You can read more about the campaign in the newsletter.

Earlier this month, we hosted the first of our GW4 Crucible Lab series, welcoming 30 future research leaders from across the GW4 Alliance for a hands-on training and coaching session. The Lab brought together researchers with radically different backgrounds to explore how they could find different solutions to ‘tackling health inequalities and driving social justice through radical interdisciplinarity’.  You can read more about the selected participants in this issue.

Finally, we are delighted to be hosting a series of GW4 Roadshows across the Alliance universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter this spring, beginning at the University of Bath on 12th March. The Roadshows will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about our strategic research priorities, GW4's programmes of work, and the funding, support and career development opportunities available to academic staff, researchers and PGRs.

We hope that as many of you will sign-up to attend one of the sessions, as possible, and I look forward to being able to share with you our strategic vision and programmes of work.

You can read the full edition online.

University of Bath
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
University of Exeter