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Graduate Research School

The Graduate Research School (GRS) provides advice and guidance to postgraduate research students, academic staff and faculty administrators on regulatory matters, and is responsible for the generic research student training programme. The GRS works with colleagues across the University to ensure that research students' interests are represented; to introduce new initiatives to all aspects of postgraduate research activities; and provide advice and guidance on regulations.

The Graduate Research School support staff sit within the University's Research Support Office.

Meet the team

Professor John Davis, director of graduate research programmes

Contact John if you have a high-level query about the academic direction of the Graduate Research School by email at j.davis@kingston.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 8417 7459.

More about John's role:

  • Provides senior academic direction for the Graduate Research School.
  • Chair of University Research Degree Committee (including approval of examination recommendations and conferment of awards).
  • Works with the faculties to promote best practice across the University.
  • Leads the Graduate Research School training and induction programme.
  • Champions postgraduate research across the University.
  • Read more about John's academic role.

Rachel Graham, head of Graduate Research School

Contact Rachel if you have a high-level query about the University's regulations, policies and procedures for research students by email at rachel.graham@kingston.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 8417 3108.

More about Rachel's role:

  • Responsible for ensuring the University's regulations, policies and procedures for research students are in line with national standards and developments in research student provision.
  • Liaises with faculties in relation to their research student activity.
  • Acts as the University's liaison point for the Research Council and other funded studentships.
  • Provides guidance to faculties and students regarding regulations and examination procedures.
  • Supports the work of the University Research Degrees Committee.

Sally Bevan, research school co-ordinator

Contact Sally if you have a query about research student training or research student regulations and procedures, including examinations and conferments by email at s.bevan@kingston.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)20 8417 3135.

More about Sally's role:

  • Organises the Graduate Research School induction for the March and October cohorts and the generic skills training programme.
  • Provides guidance to faculties and students regarding regulations and examination procedures.
  • Coordinates the approval of examination recommendations and the conferment process.
  • Supports the work of the University Research Degrees Committee.
  • Assists in the development of StaffSpace and My Kingston and maintains up-to-date online information for staff and students.

Neelam Wright, graduate research school project manager

Contact Neelam if you have suggestions or feedback about the Researcher Development Programmes on offer at the University by email at neelam.wright@Kingston.ac.uk.

  • Responsible for managing a range of projects intended to enhance the research student experience including Researcher Development Programmes and Research Student Support Services.
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