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Welcome to the Graduate School


Come along to the official launch of the university’s new Graduate School on 27 February and find out how it will transform our research student experience.

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The Graduate School, previously part of the University Research Office, has been created with the vision of bringing together our staff and postgraduate research students across all our schools to make our vibrant research community even better.

The launch event is taking place on Tuesday 27 February, from 14:00 – 16:00, in the Acre Room, James Graham Building, at Headingley Campus. It will be a chance for you to find out more about the Graduate School’s plans and vision and to network with fellow colleagues and students across the university. Book your free place here.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Kathryn Brown, Head of the Graduate School, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming colleagues and students to our launch event and sharing our vision for the new service.

“It is all about the staff and student experience – creating a seamless transition between the academic schools and the administrative support that we provide and bringing everything together. The Graduate School is here for all academics and students to access our expert guidance around postgraduate research studies and professional development and to support our students throughout their research journey.”

The Graduate School offers a host of professional services, from admission to award, and runs a series of development opportunities for our staff and students to help you to take your career to the next level. To find out more about our current staff development programme, please click here.

The event will also be an opportunity to hear from:

  • Kathryn Brown, who will introduce the Graduate School;
  • Professor Ruth Robbins, Director of Research in the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities. Ruth will highlight her role as Chair of the Research Sub-committee and how your school can work collaboratively with the Graduate School;
  • Dr Beccy Watson, Reader in the Carnegie School of Sport, will introduce the Graduate School’s Staff and Student Development Programme. Beccy is the Academic Lead for the Programme;
  • Dr Faye Didymus, Senior Lecturer in the Carnegie School of Sport, will share her insight as the Lead Representative of the Early Career Researchers’ Network (ECRN); and
  • Alex Christensen, PhD student in the School of Built Environment & Engineering, will share her experiences of the Research Student Society and how this is growing our research community.

Click here for more information about research degrees at Leeds Beckett - a brand new Graduate School website will launch later this year. You can also follow the Graduate School on Twitter or contact Kathryn Brown for more details.

You can also read our 'week in the life of Kathryn Brown - Head of the Graduate School' feature to find out more.


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