Widening Participation in Post Graduate Study Meeting

NEON Working Groups

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      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Working Group aims to bring together widening participation practitioners and careers staff to share best practice that will:

  • Support WP UG students into PG study – working with careers advisers and academic staff to provide effective IAG on what PG study is, and whether it is the right choice for them
  • Consider diversity of incoming PG cohorts – known participation gaps exist across the sector across various WP indicators; HE participation at UG level does not always result in a level playing field
  • Consider metrics for the evaluation of intervention activity to support progression of WP students to PG study
  • Seek opportunities to share best practice at a national level

This Working Group is organised by The University of Manchester and the University of Leeds.

The meeting will be held online on Thursday 20th January from 1pm to 3pm.

Please register to receive the log in details and to be able to access the meeting.


  1. Welcome and apologies
  2. Findings from the research project – Widening Participation in Post-Graduate Teaching and Research (Penny Sucharitkul)
  3. Updates from workstreams
    1. WP PG criteria (Louise Banahene)
    2. Careers and Employability (Stacey Mottershaw)
    3. Approaches to strategy and implementation (Louise Banahene)
    4. Research and academic studies (Louise Banahene)
    5. On-course success (Rachel Van Krimpen)
  4. Opportunity to share good practice and challenges from 2021/22 (all)
    1. Sharing of institution level new initiatives / approaches, best practice and innovation relating to PG WP
    2. Sharing any challenges experienced in relation to work in this area, with follow up discussion
  5. Opportunities for promotion of PG WP scholarships/ scholarships targeting under-representation (Jenn Coates)
  6. SLC factsheet update (Felicity Wicks / Charmaine Valente)
  7. End of year event to showcase the work of this group (Louise Banahene)
  8. AOB