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Blog: Charlotte Boulton, Postgraduate Officer 

Open Letter To Russell Group - PGR Support

Hi all!


Just a quick update on a letter I've worked on and co-signed alongside 19 other Postgraduate and Education Officers regarding PGRs. We wrote a letter to the Russell Group, asking for their commitment to ensuring better funding support for PGRs and for their support in relaying our concerns to the government. Whilst Newcastle University have already met many of the criteria asked for in the letter, thanks to the improved COVID-19 Impact Funding Scheme that I worked with the University to edit, it's important to continue to lobby for other Russell Group universiites to implement similar measures and support more PGRs across the country. Below, please find the links to both the letter sent and the initial response from Sarah Stevens, Director of Policy at Russell Group. I'm hoping to join a meeting with other officers and Sarah to discuss this further and will post more updates as they come.


PGR Letter of Support


Russell Group Response


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