PGR

Everything you need to know about Reps within Postgraduate Research.

Kirsty Harrod

Your SU Research Engagement Coordinator 

Hello there!

I'm Josh Toplis and I will be your Research Engagement Coordinator, here at the Students' Union. I am here to support and develop the Reps throughout their journey in the role. I previously supported Course Reps last year, as well as being elected as a Rep during my own time at University. I love seeing Reps develop their centres for the better and create long-lasting change for years to come. 

Josh Toplis sittin in the restauran smilling while like into camera.

Outside of work I am massively into all things, TV and Movie related (especially Star Wars), as well as Rugby Union. 

You can contact me at reps.su@coventry.ac.uk or come into the Hub in 1.25. 

Your Postgraduate Research Officer 

 Kirsty Harrod is the Postgraduate Research Officer. 

What is a Research Rep?

A Research Rep is someone who represents the views of their peers from their Research Centres. But why should you be one? Being a Rep can be a highly rewarding experience during your PGR journey, you can bring about positive change to your Research centre, build on the existing employability skills you'll be gaining and truly shape the student experience for PGRs and so much more!

We don't limit the number of people who can apply; therefore, you will automatically be accepted for the role. We will contact you over the coming days to complete training for the role. Please note that you will not be confirmed as a Research Rep until your training has been completed. To apply simply click the button below

Don't just listen to us, here is Kirsty Harrod, your PGR Officer, with why you should apply to be a Research Rep

'Being a PGR rep allows you to make real changes in the University. The role is easy - you just chat with other PGRs in your research centre and bring their ideas, issues, and feedback to quarterly meetings with other reps and the most influential people in the University. By coming together to tackle issues, we can make PGR's life better for everyone. Sign up below or email your PGR Officer at ae0112@coventry.ac.uk if you have any questions.'

You can also check out the Rep live list button below to see who your current Rep is within your centre. If you see a vacancy in your centre, why not apply.

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Research Voice Forum

Research Voice Forum is an opportunity for ALL Postgraduate Research students to voice constructive feedback about to help enhance the Postgraduate Researcher experience and quality of research degree provision at Coventry University, propose solutions and agree to actions. Check out the minutes from Research Voice Forum to see what issues have been discussed. 

Rep of the Month 

Our Reps do amazing and fantastic things to support students and they deserve to be shouted about. Each month we run monthly competitions for Reps and Students to nominate themselves or a fellow Rep who has gone above and beyond for their course. Our winners will receive exclusive rewards and recognition such as 

  • Being highlighted on the Your SU webpages.
  • Exclusive email signature.
  • An email to the university leadership team in your institute.
  • Plus more!

Nominations for Rep of the Month will open on 04/01/2023 and will close on 16/01/2023.

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