School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Laura Jacobs

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Postgraduate Research Administrator

Key roles and responsibilities

Research Administration

  • Support the coordination and delivery of School PGR administration.
  • Liaise with the Research Student Office, Doctoral College and Academic supervisors to manage and progress PGR applications including those with collaborative funding, liaising with Research Finance Office where required. 
  • Represent the Wolfson School at the Research Administrator Liaison Group (RALG) meetings, facilitate and actively contribute to improved systems within Wolfson and University processes. 
  • Provide advice and support to academic PGR Supervisors as required on all PGR related issues, liaising with the Research Student Office where required. 
  • Undertake other duties as required in support of research. 


Postgraduate Research Students

  • Liaise with the University’s Research Student Office (RSO) and the PGR Admissions Tutors, to oversee the processing of PGR student applications and supporting documentation. 
  • Deal with queries from applicants, current PGR students, the RSO and Graduate School and to be proactive in maintaining contact with applicants prior to the commencement of their studies. 
  • Responsible for the preparation and processing of studentship documentation and to ensure that appropriate records are maintained and accurate. 
  • Support the Postgraduate Research Officer to deliver the annual review and progression meetings and for collating the relevant documentation in a timely manner. 
  • Support PGR attendance monitoring and compliance processes for the School, ensuring records are maintained and updated in a timely way. 
  • Maintain PGR records, and liaise with academic colleagues to update LUSI in respect of PGR progression. 
  • Responsible for PGR induction, maintaining the PGR handbooks, and organise and attend all PGR induction meetings and events within the School. 
  • Monitor and report on PGR funding and facilitate the allocation of studentships with the ADR and DDP.
  • Contribute to PGR promotional advertising, marketing and recruitment activities as required.
  • Work with Supervisors and DDP to coordinate and facilitate pastoral care for PGR students. 

Alternative Contacts

Lauren Long