PGR representatives

PGRs within SEED elect PGR representatives each year to ensure that the concerns of the PGR body are heard.

This representation benefits both staff and PGRs. The representatives will benefit through:

  • enhanced transferable skills;
  • the wider PGR body will benefit from having input to the development of the programmes; and
  • the School will benefit by having a PGR body with a sense of ownership of their own education.

One PGR representative will be elected to chair the PGR committee and will represent the PGR body at the School Postgraduate Research Committee.  Any other relevant bodies at School or Faculty level, dates and details of these meetings will be posted here throughout the year along with email communication from the Doctoral Academy.

Details of your student representatives can be found on the Doctoral Academy online noticeboard.

Role of the PGR representative

The role of the PGR representative is to:

  • Liaise with PGRs and staff on matters of concern
  • Provide two-way feedback on the quality of course units, programmes and teaching
  • Promote two-way active student involvement in the development of programmes

If you would like to volunteer for one of the current vacant posts, please contact the Doctoral Academy.

PGR feedback

We are constantly trying to improve and enhance the systems and programmes we operate, and PGRs are welcome to provide feedback. This can be in many forms.

PGRs are able to:

  • Raise issues with their PGR representatives to be brought to meetings with the School PGR Director
  • Speak directly to the School PGR Director and Doctoral Academy with any issues

All feedback is evaluated thoroughly and appropriate action will be taken as necessary, this would then be disseminated here and via email communication.

Guidance and online resource

Further information

For information about PGR representation, please see:

2023/24 PGR representatives

NameDisciplineEmail address
Cameron Coakley Year 1 Representative
TBC Architecture  
Meshari Alkulaib Development
Nabila Hasan Development
Anna Thurlbeck Development
Mahtab Uddin Development
Sneha Mendiratta Geography
Oliver Thomas Geography
Harry Quealy Human Geography
Nay Myo Htet Education
Jennifer Clay Educational Child Psychology
Elizabeth Haycock Educational Child Psychology
Melanie Davis Counselling Psychology 
Emma Williams Counselling Psychology 
Mark Innes EdD
Yuyuan Chen Planning and Environmental Management
Yitian Ren Planning and Environmental Management
Edwin Rwigi GDI
Mariana Hernandez-Montilla GDI