A headshot of your PGR Officer, Kirsty Harrod on a yellow background

Postgraduate Research Officer

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I am your Post-Graduate Research Officer for 2022/23.

  • Studies?

    I am studying for a PhD in Arts, Memory and Communities, with a focus on gendered violence in ancient Greek tragedy.

  • Likes?

    Away from my studies I like bouldering, cooking, and playing guitar!

The PGR Officer acts as the President representing Post Graduate Research Students (Doctoral and Research Students). They work to ensure the voice and views of PGR students are represented at all levels. The PGR Officer also works to provide a complete university experience for Post Graduate Research Students through extracurricular activities and events.

The PGR Officer attend meetings such as Research Rep Meetings, Doctoral College Steering Committee and Research Committee with the Doctoral College, representing the views of the different research centres, while also attending SU Meetings such as Union Affairs and Coventry Executive.

In my year as your PGR Officer, I want to ensure that PGRs feel truly integrated into and represented by the SU. I’ll be working towards better support for international PGRs and a more streamlined system for teaching as a student researcher. I’ll also be lobbying for increased support for PGRs during the cost-of-living crisis.

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