Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

‘Demystifying the PhD application process’ webinars on the 9th and 12th December – sign up now!


EDI Officer – Dr. Katya Moncrieff

I can help you (the applicant or current DTP student) with anything related to Equality, Diversity or Inclusion in the DTP. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Listening to issues on current student experience, to feed them back (anonymously) to the DTP and work towards resolution
  • Supporting prospective applicants
  • Providing 1-2-1 support – email me (k.moncrieff@leeds.ac.uk) or find me on Teams
  • Advocating/helping with specific issues such as:
    • Name/pronoun changes
    • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) applications
    • Discrimination
    • Providing guidance or signposting to other services in Leeds/York/Hull


This is a growing list of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) resources for prospective applicants, current students, and anyone else involved in Natural Sciences/Geosciences. It includes funding sources, networks, charities and University resources. If you have a suggestion to add to the list, please contact me (Dr. Katya Moncrieff, Panorama EDI Officer) at k.moncrieff@leeds.ac.uk!

Know your rights! See information on the Equality Act 2010 from the UK Government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Office for Students.

DTP/University EDI Resources:

Geoscience/Natural Science/STEM EDI resources:

Funding, Networks & Resources for minoritised groups:


Under-resourced/disadvantaged background:


  • If you are disabled, you may be entitled to extra support during your DTP PhD via the UK Govt. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
    • The DSA does not need to be paid back, and covers costs of ‘the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability’ up to £25,575 a year (2022 to 2023 rate).
    • If you think you may be eligible for this, please read the guidance provided by the UK Government and then get in touch with us (k.moncrieff@leeds.ac.uk)
    • We can help you put in a claim to the DSA following the UKRI DSA Framework
  • The Student Enablement Fund bursary
  • University of Leeds – Disability, Accessibility and Mental Health staff network (open to PhD students)
  • DisabledInSTEM
  • The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD)



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