Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

Postgraduate Research Students' Officer 2019/20 – Shivshankar Aiwale

RUSU Postgraduate Research Officer 2019/20

Postgraduate Research Officer
Shivshankar Aiwale

About me

My name is Shivshankar (Shiv) and I am from India. I was born and brought up in Maharashtra, where I completed my graduation. I had developed a keen interest in computers in the school itself and eventually pursued my education that directed my career opportunities to the IT industry. I completed my graduation in Computer Science and Engineering. I completed one master in information technology and another master in international business management. As of now, I am a professional computer programmer with knowledge of various programming languages. Currently, I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Reading.

Why Reading University?

The University of Reading is a strong, traditional university internationally recognised for the quality of its teaching and learning. It is one of the best research universities in the UK and is committed to continuing innovation and investment in your future. I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Reading. I am in the 1st year of my Ph.D. course.

What do you want to achieve in the role or get out of the role?

I will be the students’ friend, and I will strive to bring about an environment in which all are viewed on one level, regardless of athleticism, intellectual capacity, or social standing. I will actively work to better our school and to better the students’ school experience. I will be a leader and a benefactor for those in need of help. It is my desire to maintain an atmosphere which equally blends learning with enjoyment, experiences with enthusiasm, and fosters Rebel pride. It would be an honor to represent PGR students.

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RUSU have created student-run, peer-support networks for you. This is your opportunity to meet other students from similar backgrounds, share common experiences and receive advice and support from each other. RUSU’s Postgraduate Research Students' Officer will be running a peer-support network for mature students. You can find out when and where the next meeting is at the Student Networks page.