We have a team of Postgraduate Student Reps (Grad Reps) within the Department of Biology.
We are representatives elected by the PG students whose role involves taking suggestions from yourselves and sorting out all the things that matter to you, so that you can make the most of your time here. Whether this is communicating with the relevant staff, holding votes or sitting on the Board of Study meetings. We are there to make sure your opinions are heard and that actions are taken.
Please feel free to contact us by email or see us in person if you have any questions, suggestions, problems or anything else that you want to talk about. There is also an anonymous online feed back form.
2019/20 PGR Representatives are:
Elections for Grad Reps take place yearly - please watch out for emails at the start of October 2019.
Not every Research Degree goes smoothly, however there is help out there. Your first point of contact is of course your Supervisor or Thesis Advisory Panel members, but there are a few other places to try too:
If you experience any problems with bullying in the department, or feel you are being discriminated against because of gender/race, or have any queries on University policies on these issues, please refer to the University policy for information who to contact.
Grad Reps attend two meetings per term on your behalf: the Biology Graduate Studies Board (BGSB) and the Biology Board of Studies (BoS). If you would like to know more about what goes on in these meetings please click the links below and see the official minutes. If you have any issues that you want bringing to these meetings please contact us.