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Black Advisory Hub


The Race Equality Network, Women's Staff Network & The Postdoc Academy warmly invite students & staff to a panel discussion on the experiences of Women of Colour at the University of Cambridge. This event is open for everyone to attend but would particularly benefit PhD students and early career researchers, plus those interested in networking among the Cambridge postdoc community and learning about mentoring and support opportunities.

The event takes place Friday 4th November, 17:30 GMT, at Buckingham House Lecture Theatre, Murray Edwards College, Huntingdon Road Cambridge CB3 0DF. The panel will be followed by a Q&A, and a Networking and drinks reception. 

Register for the free event by clicking here



  • Dr Peace Atakpa, Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology
  • Dr Jerelle Joseph, Research Fellow in Physical and Chemical Sciences, Kings College
  • Dr Adjoa Osei, Research Fellow of History of Race, Trinity College

"In this panel discussion, we explore the lives of three female Black postdocs at different stages of their careers and examine the challenges and opportunities they face navigating the Cambridge ecosystem. Panellists will share advice on how to find your place in the Cambridge postdoc community, and they will highlight what more can be done to help minoritized academics to thrive (and not just survive) in their academic or entrepreneurial journey. The panel discussion will conclude with a Q&A with the audience and networking reception."

Benefits of Attending

Hear expert testimony on the challenges of a being a postdoc, female and from a minority ethnic background.

Learn about the networks of support available and how they work.

Join the conversation on what practices can be effectively implemented across the collegiate university to provide and drive-up support.

Ask the questions that matter to you.

Network with like-minded professionals in a safe and friendly environment.


This session will be recorded.


Visitors may use the College car park, off Storey’s Way. If you are using a sat-nav, CB3 0DR will guide you to the car park entrance.