Widening access and increasing success within Postgraduate Taught and Research study

NEON Summit

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      9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Barriers to studying in higher education do not end at undergraduate level. They persist through taught postgraduate and postgraduate research with lower rates of progression for some groups of students. This inequity is deeply unfair and has a negative impact on the diversity experienced in academia, graduate professions and representation in wider society.

This conference aims to share learning from across the sector, with insight from colleagues including Professor Jason Arday, Professor Paul Wakeling and current students, whilst also providing space to discuss, reflect and agree actions. Join us on this collective journey where we will be sharing our postgraduate diversity strategy blueprint and inviting you to sign up to our pledge to work collectively on this agenda.

At this conference you will:
– Find out more about the postgraduate strategy blueprint and pledge;
– Hear from students and colleagues from across the NEON Widening Participation in Post Graduate Study Working Group and beyond who will share good practice;
– Discuss the actions we must take collectively and individually to bring about change.

Collaboration, not competition, will ensure we increase the number of students from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing postgraduate study.

Click here for the Agenda.

Time: 9.30am start until 4.30pm
Registrations from 09:30 and the conference start at 10:00.
16:30 – 17:15 – drinks reception after the summit.
Location: University of Leeds

Membership organisation rate: £169
Non-member organisation rate: £259
If you are unsure if your organisations is a NEON member, please check here.

The NEON Summit is kindly hosted by: