A Postgraduate Research Students’ (PGR) Representative will be elected for each School by the PGR students in the School they are standing to represent.
Once elected, the PGR Students’ Representatives will elect a Community Convenor from amongst their number.
Time commitment: Flexible, this is a voluntary role.
Role Active: September 2021 to June 2022
Training: Training and planning activities will take place from August to September 2021.
Accountability: Representatives will be required to keep a record of their activity and submit regular reports to the Union.
Nominations Close: Friday 14 May at 12noon
Voting Open: Monday 24 - Thursday 27 May
Led by the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students' Community Convenor, and supported by 10 elected PGR Students' Representatives, the Postgraduate Research Students' Community provides an online space for all PGR students to come together to build a network, and provide support and feedback on their student experience at Leeds Beckett.
Postgraduate research student representation, including both doctoral and master's level PGR students, provides a means by which the PGR community is represented in formal University and Students' Union structures and through which PGR students can raise any issues and concerns, communicating their opinions and thoughts on their student experience to the appropriate colleagues. It also provides an opportunity for PGR students to influence and be co-creators in the formulation and development of future University policy affecting research degree programmes, ensuring that the PGR student perspective is considered.
Each year, PGR students across the University elect a Postgraduate Research Representative in their School. From amongst their number, the PGR Representatives will elect one to act up as the PGR Students Community Convenor.