Postgraduate Research Representative

Postgraduate Research School Representative

We are currently looking to recruit two postgraduate research (PGR) school representatives for the 2017/18 academic year. PGR School Reps ensure that student issues and concerns are raised and dealt with at an appropriate level.  They work with their peers, other representatives and with their Sabbatical Officers to improve the student experience for research students within their School.

PGR Reps gain demonstrable experience in key employability skills including communication, organisation and planning, event management, digital engagement, negotiation and many more.  Ultimately, you'll be making a positive impact on the experiences of your peers and future students within your School.

  • They build relationships with senior staff in their school and in the Students’ Union.
  • School Reps will be expected to have good interpersonal skills, the ability to critically appraise and analyse data, be outgoing, and have a good understanding of the issues facing students within their school.
  • Full training will be provided.


  • Training and development opportunities throughout the year
  • Incentives and rewards for participating in events throughout the year (e.g. vouchers etc)
  • Exposure to senior decision makers with the Union
  • Acting as the representative for your peers

We are currently looking for two representatives for each school. This is a voluntary and unpaid position

Closing date: Friday 15th September

Download role information pack

Please email expressions of interest to: by the 25th September