The role is for three years, and works with the Independent Advisor for PGR students, Dr Emma Denham, in supporting and advising PGR students in difficulty. The role is set out on p25 of the Doctoral College Handbook and involves helping and supporting students who want independent advice about a range of issues associated with their ability to progress.

Examples of issues covered include, but are not limited to, conflict with supervisor(s) or other students, financial problems, and dignity and respect issues. Meetings with the Independent Advisors are confidential unless the student wishes otherwise (or are at risk). We often support students by attending meetings with Supervisors of Heads of Department; acting as a supporter to help present the case at meetings; mediation and negotiation; and drafting appeals or formal documents. Where the student is in agreement, the independent advisors can work closely with other support services such as the Students Union, Student Services and the Doctoral College.

Expressions of interest are invited by 1pm on 25 February 2022, to be sent to Dr Emma Denham, setting out the reason why you are interested in the role.

We expect the interviews to take place on 2 March 2022. This appointment will be made by Senate.

If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Dr Emma Denham.