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 Leeds.

The meeting will be held online on Thursday 28th April from 1pm to 3pm.

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


  • 13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome (Louise Banahene)
  • 13:05 – 13:15 – Minutes / actions from previous meeting (Louise Banahene)
  • 13:15 – 13:55 – Topic Discussion, following previous meeting highlighting areas for future discussion (breakout groups then group discussion) (Louise Banahene/Jenn Coates)
    • Topic 1: Use of contextual admissions at PG level
    • ACTION, please can attendees suggest questions or discussion points you would be interested in seeing covered within this session, by sending these to Jenn on coates1@leeds.ac.uk – these may be areas you are keen to learn more about from other institution’s existing practice, challenges you have encountered in this area or learnings you have to date that you would like to discuss with the group
  • 13:55 – 14:05 – Break
  • 14:05 – 14:30 – Workstream updates
    • Data and Admissions Workstream – PG Admissions Data project update (Charlene Taylor)
    • Strategy Workstream – Strategy Blueprint (Louise Banahene)
    • Research Workstream (Louise Banahene)
    • Success Workstream (Rachel Van Krimpen)
    • Employability Workstream (Stacey Mottershaw)
  • 14:30 – 14:40 – NEON PG Summit plans (Jenn Coates)
  • AOB
  • Close