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PGR student reps

PGR student reps provide a voice for fellow students in their Division or cohort by ensuring their concerns are raised during University decision-making processes.

The Doctoral Academy's PGR rep scheme is a valued part of the PGR community in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. We believe that PGR reps help get PGR voices heard while building a welcoming postgraduate researcher environment.

Reps' responsibilities include:

  • attending School rep forums to feed back fellow students' concerns and discuss issues and areas of good practice;
  • disseminate useful information to students;
  • liaise with fellow reps, PGRs and the local divisional Senior PGR Tutor to arrange activities, such as seminars, socials or induction events (optional);
  • School reps will attend the Doctoral Academy Leadership Team monthly meetings, the School Postrgaduate Comittee meetings and the Manchester Doctoral College monthly meetings, on a rota basis.

PGR rep activities include attending careers seminar series, coffee mornings, sports days and International Women's Day initiatives.

All PGR Reps should refer to our PGR Rep Handbook, which outlines the role and responsibilities.

See contact details of current reps (PDF, 260KB) – UoM login required.

PGR Rep Training is held annually in November. For more information about the role or about the training, please contact iqra.habib@manchester.ac.uk

If you have been particularly impressed by the actions of your local PGR Rep, there is a PGR Representative category in the PGR Excellence Awards.