The PGR Diversity team is based in Educational Engagement and aims to address inequalities faced by underrepresented groups in relation to accessing and succeeding in postgraduate research study.
Who are we?
The PGR Diversity team, established in April 2022, is based in Educational Engagement. It consists of two sub-teams with responsibility for two areas of work: Access and Contextual Admissions, and Student Success. Our work is informed by the university’s Access and Student Success Strategy 2025 (PDF), and aims to address inequalities faced by underrepresented groups in relation to accessing and succeeding in postgraduate research study.
Areas of work
As a team, we work across six workstreams as outlined on the PGR Diversity Team section of the Sharepoint site.
Who can get involved in our work?
Any PGR student who self-identifies as coming from any of the under-represented groups below:
- Black, Asian, or Minoritised Ethnicity
- Mature Student
- Carer / Caring Responsibilities
- Person with a Disability
- First in your family to engage in a PGR degree
- Care Experienced
- Working Class
- Gypsy, Roma, Traveller
- Refugee / Asylum Seeker
- International Student
We also work very closely with the Doctoral College, Graduate Schools and their schools/ departments, Leeds University Union, as well as other services across the university such as the Careers’ and Disability Services.
How to get involved?
Whether you’re a PGR from an underrepresented group as outlined above or work with underrepresented PGRs at Leeds, we’d love to work with you. Please get in touch with the PGR Diversity team.