Postgraduate Taught President

Represents and leads the PGT Rep system.

Represents and leads the PGT Rep system.

About the Role

The Postgrad Taught President represents PGT students’ interests in academic issues to the University and within the Students’ Association.

Specifically, the Postgraduate Academic Officer:

  • Represents postgraduate taught students in academic matters.
  • Line-manages the Postgraduate Taught and EDI Officers
  • Trains the aboveofficers and regularly update training for PG Course Representatives.
  • Publicises PGT Elections and answer queries.
  • Updates the PGT Academic section of the Association website.
  • Is the postgraduate student member on the Academic Senate, Learning and Teaching Committee, Postgraduate Group, and Academic Monitoring Group.
  • Attends PGT Forum.
  • Attends or delegate representatives to other committees and working groups as invited to represent postgraduate taught students.
  • Sits on the Education Executive Committee, and Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
  • Regularlt attends the Education Committee and Undergraduate Academic Forum when requested
  • Updates Postgraduate Taught Representatives on issues affecting the PGT community
  • Writes emails to the whole postgraduate taught community to inform them of relevant updates.
  • Liaises with the Provost’s Office about postgraduate academic issues.
  • Liaises with the DoEd, School Presidents, other elected officers, and St Leonard’s College.
  • Liaises with the Academic Representation Coordinator to produce resources for Reps and the PGT community.

Note on Eligibility: Only postgraduate students matriculated for the full term of office may run for this role during the Association Elections.

Role Holders take office in June and serve until the following July. On average, the Postgraduate Academic Officer spends between 15 and 20 hours a week on their role.

Previous Holders

In 2023 the role of Postgraduate Academic officer was split into two roles, the Postgraduate Taught President and the Postgraduate Research President.

Postgraduate Taught President

Year Name Resources
2023/24 Cooper Smith  
2022/23 Lana Owen


Postgrade Academic Officer

Year Name Resources
2022/23 Sandro Eich  
2021/22 Caroline McWilliams


2020/21 Abi Whitefield


2019/20 Abd Alsattar Ardati (co-opted)


2019/20 Emma Catherine Whitefield


2018/19 Ashley Clayton




2016/17 Euan Alexander Grant


2015/16 Tania Struetzel