The Social Mobility Student Research Hub was funded by Research England's 'Enhancing Research Culture Fund' in 2021-22 and 2022-23 to improve access to and participation in research for students from under-represented groups. It offers funded opportunities to enable undergraduate and postgraduate taught students from under-represented groups to carry out research projects on topics relating to social mobility, diversity, inclusion, and inequalities. All students receive research training and have a postgraduate research student mentor to support them through the research process.
Applications are open until Sunday 19th February! Submit your application using the online form on this webpage and if you would like to attend our online webinar for more information about the project please register below.
This year the Research Hub is being led by Dr Tammy Thiele (Widening Participation Evaluation and Evidence Manager) and Vicki Hill (WP Faculty Co-ordinator), with co-investigators from professional and academic departments, including: Dr Damien Homer (Head of Disabilities), Professor Emma Smith, Dr Becky Morris and Aicha Hadji-Sonni from Education Studies, Kate McCarthy (WP Evaluation and Evidence Officer), and Dr Daniel Cashmore (WP Data Analyst).
If you want to find out more about the Social Mobility Student Research Hub or if you wish to collaborate with us, please get in touch by emailing
If you want to hear more before writing your application, please register on the link above to receive more information about the Social Mobility Hub.