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Postgraduate Research Students' Community

Postgraduate Research Students’ Representatives x 10

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.

  • Individuals whose primary relationship with the University is as a student, a student with teaching privileges or a student undertaking a student staff role with the University are eligible to stand for election.
  • Individuals whose primary relationship with Leeds Beckett University is as a staff member, who happens to be studying, are not eligible to stand for election.
  • Attend relevant and appropriate committees and fora where required, including the School Academic Committee and the Postgraduate Research Forum, to communicate student feedback and any issues or concerns from the postgraduate research students within the School.
  • Ensure that the feedback cycle is completed by ensuring regular and timely communication to postgraduate research students of responses to student feedback.
  • Contribute to the development of postgraduate research student policy, where appropriate.
  • Utilise and enhance mechanisms designed to consult postgraduate research students and gather their feedback, issues and concerns.
  • Contribute to the development of a thriving and engaged postgraduate research student community.
  • Participate in appropriate events such as postgraduate research open days and induction.

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.


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