Manifesto

RUSU Postgraduate Research Officer 2020/21

Postgraduate Research Officer
Leah Napier

This is Mr. Shivshankar Aiwale, 1st Year PhD researcher from Computer sciences department. The PGR community is relatively small and many of you already know me. However, one of the key reasons I wish to stand for the postgraduate research officer position is to also help those who don't! There are some key objectives I would like to achieve as the postgraduate research officer, but the most important thing would be to ensure that all students studying at postgraduate level feel part of a community and that I can try to be a focal point for your issues, both academic and social.

The key issues I would like to address if elected are as follows:

  1. Ensure that postgraduate research students’ have appropriate equipment and workspace upon arrival to the university and throughout their study.
  2. That there is clear and constant communication between the research office, colleges and students around a variety of processes (including sourcing equipment, funding for research presentation and knowledge enhancing trips, access to lab equipment, times of access to where they will be based etc.)
  3. To try to encourage support from the university and union for social events for both staff and postgraduate students that are communicated well in advance and scheduled to allow those who may be teaching or more often based away from the main campus to attend
  4. To encourage all-inclusive academic and social events for all postgraduate students
  5. Improving PGR teaching conditions not only improves university life for PGRs

Summary

  • Ensure that PGR have appropriate equipment and workspace.
  • That there is clear and constant communication between the PGR community.
  • To try to encourage support from the university and union for social events for PGR community.