The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Jenny Dawley

Postgraduate Research Secretary


Roles and Responsibilities 

Responsible for all aspects of School-level PGR administration including;

  • Admission of MRes Environmental Geoscience, MPhil and PhD programmes within the school
  • Induction and registration of new and returning students
  • Facilitating the PGR code of practice (e.g. project approval and annual progression)
  • Secretarial responsibility for School-level PG Strategy and PGR Directors Committees
  • Bespoke support for School PG Director and discipline PGR Directors within the School
  • School level administration of RCUK studentship competitions (i.e. ESRC NINE DTP and AHRC NBDTP) in collaboration with pathway leads and academic supervisors.
  • Support student wellbeing and signposting of services.
  • Progression administration including changes to candidature, interruptions and extensions
  • Administration of PGR financial support funds
  • Assistance in the examination and viva processes


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Social Science (University of Chester)