News from your student reps

Summer Term updates and information from your student reps:

  1. Please let us know your views on research student provision for a College-led consultation.

Prof. Carol Watts, who is the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Research in the School of Arts, is currently undertaking a College-wide review of research student provision. She’s speaking to all the Schools and central departments about what Birkbeck currently offers research students, how that could be improved, and what the College would like to start offering in future. As part of this process, she will be meeting with all research student reps.  She is interested in our views on funding, training, facilities, and other elements of the research student experience here at Birkbeck.  What do you think is working well? What needs to be improved? It is important that our views are heard so please send your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions to Sue by the end of Monday 8 June:


  1. Graduate Research Symposium and Research Student Social: Monday 8 June.

Simon Jarrett and Danae Karydaki have organised another fascinating Graduate Research Symposium which will take place onMonday 8 June, 2 -5pm, in room 538 Malet Street. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow students and hear their research. We thoroughly recommend coming along! The full programme can be found here on our website:

Afterwards, we will be meeting at the Marquis of Cornwallis in Marchmont Streetfrom approximately 5.30pm for a research student social. Please do join us!


  1. Student rep change

Barbara is stepping down as student rep as she enters the final stages of her PhD. Helen Carr will be replacing Barbara. She can be contacted at:

We are always pleased to hear from you so please do contact Sue or Helen if you have anything you wish to raise.

  1. Barbara has also stepped down as co-convener of the Research Student Seminar programme. If you would like to get involved in running this with Guy Beckett, he would love to hear from you. Please contact him at:


Best wishes

Sue, Barbara and Helen

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