Widening Participation in Postgraduate Study Meeting

NEON Working Groups

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      2:00 pm - 4:00 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 Tuesday 10th January from 2pm to 4pm.

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


  1. Welcome – Louise Banahene
  2. Update from workstreams – George Gisborne (Leeds), Rachel Van Krimpen (Nottingham), Stacey Motterhsaw (Leeds)
  3. PG Finance provocations and discussion A) Student Loans Company project – Cherryl Jones, University of Warwick B) Reviewing means tested scholarships for PGT students – Jenn Coates, University of Leeds C) Breakout discussion (20 minutes) – all, breakout rooms
  4. BREAK
  5. Application of contextual admissions at postgraduate level – Kate Davy, University of Oxford (presentation)
  6. Capturing case studies on improving the pipeline into PG – Louise Banahene
  7. Updated TOR – discussion and approval – Louise Banahene, University of Leeds
  8. AOB