Working Groups Launched — how to get involved…

UKCGE is pleased to announce the official launch of four working groups. 

Working Groups Launched — how to get involved…

UKCGE invites colleagues from across the postgraduate community who would like to become directly involved with the working groups to submit a declaration of interest to the council’s principal officer, Carolyn Wynne. Interested parties should identify which working group they wish to support, a brief rationale of aspirations for engaging with the working group and their contact details.

Group formats to date:

Postgraduate Funding and Resourcing

  • Chair: Professor Geraint Johnes (Lancaster University)
  • UKCGE Executive Liaison: Professor Mick Fuller (Plymouth University) 
  • Representatives from: HEFCE, British Academy and NUS

Postgraduate Student Experience

  • Chair: Dr Rob Daley (University of York)
  • UKCGE Executive Liaison: Dr Tina Barnes (Warwick University)
  • Representatives from: HE Academy and AGCAS

Diversity and Sustainability of Organisational Structures for Doctoral provision

  • Chair: Dr Terry McMaster (University of Bristol)
  • UKCGE Executive Liaison: Dr Douglas Halliday (Durham University)
  • Representatives from: To be confirmed

Quality and Reputation of the UK Doctorate

  • Chair: To be confirmed
  • UKCGE Executive Liaison: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Representatives from: QAA, UUK and EUA-CDE

Professor Mick Fuller, (UKCGE Chair) said:

The early interest in the Working Groups has been very encouraging and we’re really looking forward to having the opportunity to work with more of our members and colleagues in the sector on these topics. We really value the opportunity to work with colleagues through these groups and in our 20th year, it will help us set the direction for the next 20 years in supporting the postgraduate sector.’

Carolyn Wynne, (UKCGE Principal Officer) said:

The council were delighted with the levels of interest and support following the initial announcement that working groups would become part of ongoing UKCGE practice. It is envisaged that the working groups will present a progress report at the International Annual Conference — Doctoral Training Structures – form and functionality, in Dublin on 3rd and 4th July 2014.’