Bedford College Group was created in 2013 and has two networks, one based in Bedford and one at Tresham College. It has changed the college’s policy on supporting staff undertaking all levels of post-graduate study, they offer funding towards master’s degrees, and offer a day’s study leave to doctoral students. This year the network is taking its first steps into blogging as a method of sharing research inside and outside the college and in running bids for pots of money to run larger pieces of research within the college.
The college network continues to ensure its members are aware of conferencing and publication opportunities, participating in conferences, such as ARPCE and contributing to books on PCET.
Aside from these benefits, members can find a ‘safe space’ and support to develop their skills and identity.