Structures and Strategy in Doctoral Education in the UK and Ireland
Join us for the launch of the UKCGE report: Structures and Strategy in Doctoral Education in the UK and Ireland
Structures and Strategy in Doctoral Education in the UK and Ireland offers a fascinating insight not only into current practice in graduate schools or equivalent as set out in contemporary priorities, activities and targets, but also into the shared challenges graduate schools face and their ambitions for their future and the future of doctoral education across the sector.
This is a free event and will take place from 1.00 — 2.30pm on Friday 29th April. This session will discuss the the findings of a large-scale survey looking at the current structures in the provision of postgraduate research education in HEIs across the UK and Ireland. The session will be led by report authors: Dr Rebekah Smith McGloin (Nottingham Trent University) and Carolyn Wynne (Coventry University).
The value of this report lies not only in its comprehensive data collection and analysis. It also comes from the sparks that are generated from the frictions which are revealed.
Professor Chris Smith, Executive Chair— Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Rebekah Smith McGloinDirector of Doctoral School and Research Operations, Nottingham Trent University
Rebekah joined NTU in January 2020. Prior to this, she was Director of the Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development at Coventry University. She has also worked in doctoral education at University of Nottingham where she completed her PhD in 2005. Rebekah has a strong interest in transformational change and growth in research and expertise in researcher capability development and research capacity building. She is committed to creating strong, diverse and inclusive doctoral communities. She has an extensive track record in doctoral training, in particular in the configuration, set-up and delivery of regional, national and international doctoral training programmes.
Carolyn WynneDirector, Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development, Coventry University
Carolyn is the Director of the Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development at Coventry University with responsibility for 900 doctoral candidates and the strategic leadership for the delivery of quality research degree programmes and researcher development activity from PhD to Professor.
Carolyn has worked in the HE sector for 14 years, in numerous strategic roles supporting PGT and PGR. She is a past Co-Chair of the UKCGE Graduate School Managers Network, Chair of the University Alliance Head of Graduate Schools Network, and sits on the EUA-CDE thematic steering group for Cotutelle and Dual Award programmes. Carolyn has enrolled as a part-time PhD candidate in September 2021.
Carolyn joined the UKCGE Executive Committee in July 2021.