Opportunities for Postgraduate Research Students - University Committees

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Are you a research student at London Met working towards your PhD, MPhil, Dprof or similar? 

Are you passionate about research and can you effectively contribute to the further development of an inclusive, diverse and open research community at London Met? 

Can you effectively represent the voice of postgraduate research students?

If the answer is yes, then we want to hear from you. There are seats available for research students on various research-focused committees, both within each school and university-wide. These are opportunities to contribute to the development and implementation of the University’s academic strategies for research and knowledge exchange. Get involved in the oversight and approval of the University policy on research ethics, staff and student intellectual property. Further develop your own knowledge of research in higher education today and gain valuable skills which will complement both your own studies, future employability and your path into academia. One of the Students' Union Full-time Officers will also sit on each of these committees, along with the research student. 

x1 seat on the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee
Chair: Professor Don MacRaild, Pro Vice Chancellor Research and Knowledge Exchange. This committee meets approximately three times a year. 

x1 seat on the University's Research Degree Sub-Committee
Chair: Anne Markey, Head of Research Policy and Implementation. This committee meets monthly. 

x6 seats (one pers school) on each of our School's own Research and Knowledge Exchange committees 
The schools of Social Sciences, Social Professions, the Guildhall School of Business and Law, Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Human Sciences & Art, Architecture and Design all have their own internal Research and Knowledge Exchange Committees with one seat available on each as well as the Full-time Students' Union Officer for each school.   

Nomination Process:

  1. Please read carefully the terms of referece for each committee by clicking on the links above. 
  2. Please make sure you can make the forthcoming dates of the committees for 2020-21 academic year. The dates and times of the school's Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee are not available as yet. 
  3. The Student Council of the Students' Union will propose a research student for each committee from all the nominations received. This will be done during the Student Council meeting on Wednesday 18th November. All candidates are given the opportunity to make written representations in support of their candidature. If there is time candidates will be able to make a short speech. This process is done in accordance with the terms of reference for each committee. The Council meeting will take place live but online. 
  4. To submit your nomination you will need your student ID number, email address and will be asked to provide a jpeg photograph of yourself and an up to 200 word written statement to support your candidature. These details will then be circulated to all Student Council members as prior to the 18th November meeting.


To submit your nomination please click here

You may stand for one, two or all three of the committees. You may only stand for the School Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee for the school your main supervisor is based in.

For an informal chat abour any of these committees, please contact Professor Klaus Fischer on k.fischer@londonmet.ac.uk

If you have any questions with regards to the nomination process or the Student Council please contact Eddie Rowley on e.rowley@londonmet.ac.uk 


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