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School Directors of Postgraduate Taught Studies (PGT Directors) – University of Reading

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School Directors of Postgraduate Taught Studies (PGT Directors)


Each School has a Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies to act as the key focal point for co-ordinating and championing PGT programme initiatives. Key features of the role will include:

  • Liaison and cooperation with colleagues, both within the School and across the University more widely, to develop PGT provision and promote recruitment.
  • To maintain oversight of the PGT programmes offered within the School and to ensure that quality assurance procedures are functioning effectively.
  • To provide leadership in the development and enhancement of PGT provision within the School, and to be actively involved in championing initiatives designed to:

- Improve the level of student recruitment onto postgraduate taught programmes;

- Increase levels of student satisfaction with postgraduate taught provision;

- Promote a more diverse student body, including the provision of programmes that are more easily accessible to in-career professionals seeking part-time and/or on-line modes of study;

See Responsibilities of PGT Directors for a full description of the role and responsibilities.

Lunchtime Meetings

All community of practice lunches must be booked through UoRLearn - direct link

Termly lunches are organised for PGT Directors and the agenda for each meeting is agreed in advance. Meeting dates can be found on UoRLearn (link above).

If you have any suggestions for future meetings please contact Rodney Coombridge

Current PGT Directors

 Agriculture, Policy and Development - Sarah Cardey

Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science - Tom Sizmur

Arts and Communication Design - Gerry Leonidas

Biological Sciences - Graham Holloway

Built Environment - Maria Vahdati

Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy - Afroditi Chatzifragkou

Economics - Nigel Wadesdon

English Languages and Applied Linguistics - Tony Capstick

Humanities - Barbara Goff

Institute of Education - Rebecca Berkley

Law - Ruvi Ziegler

Literature and Languages - Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences - Tom Frame

Politics and International Relations - Alan Cromartie, Sarah von Billerbeck

Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences - Kate Harvey (Psychology Postgraduate programmes), Hannah Whitney (Charlie Waller Institute)

Henley Business School

Business Informatics and Accountancy - Yin Leng Tan

Finance - George Alexandridis

Business Informatics and Accountancy -Renata Stenka

Leadership Organisation and Behaviour - Keith Heron

Real Estate and Planning - Eamonn D'Arcy

Finance - Simone Varotto

Marketing and Reputation - Ruby Zhang


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Contact all current PGT Directors by email

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