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PGR Scholarships Officer

Swansea University - Academic Services

Location: Swansea
Salary: £30,046 to £33,797 per annum together with USS pension benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th January 2021
Closes: 17th February 2021
Job Ref: SD02220

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, Full Time

Contract: This is a fixed term position until 31st July 2022

Location: This position will be based at the Singleton Campus, Swansea

Main Purpose of the Post

The Postgraduate Research Office (PGR Office) was established within the Academic Services Directorate in April 2016 with a remit to support the University’s strategic ambitions as they relate to postgraduate research: enhancing the PGR student experience and student environment, increasing participation and success with doctoral training and high-profile scholarship programmes and supporting growth in the size of the PGR community.

The PGR Office collaborates with all Colleges/Schools and Professional Service Directorates within the University and engages fully with the PGR student community. It leads PGR activity aligned to all of the UK’s research councils and a number of charitable organisations that support doctoral training initiatives, such as Wellcome and the Leverhulme Trust. In 2018, it supported £45M in doctoral training proposals. The PGR Office is also home for post-award delivery of research council funded doctoral training programmes, including the ESRC Wales DTP and the STFC CDT in Data Intensive Science. In addition, it leads several University supported excellence scholarships, including the James Callaghan Scholarships, the Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships and the Swansea University Strategic Partnership Research Scholarships.  

The PGR Office is responsible for leading training and skills development for research students and supervisors. The Office has a growing portfolio of events and activities, some of which are aligned to training and development opportunities, including an annual 3 Minute Thesis and FameLab competition and annual PGR Showcase event.

This role forms part of the University’s Pre and Post Award Doctoral team, within the Postgraduate Research Office as a 1 year, fixed-term opportunity.

Informal enquiries contact details and further information

Informal enquiries: Dr Rachelle Barlow, Doctoral Research Manager, Postgraduate Research Office, Email:

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief, sex (gender), sexual orientation.

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