Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Staff Profile

Michelle Palmer

Faculty Education Assistant Manager - PG



Michelle Palmer 

Job Title 

Deputy Education Manager (Postgraduate) 


I have been employed by Newcastle University for 14 years, with a background in School Operational services. I moved into the Faculty Postgraduate Education team 5 years ago to help coordinate Doctoral Cohort Funding awards, and work towards improving policy & processes that support the PGR Community at Newcastle.  

Qualifications  (optional) 

Postgraduate Certificate - Leadership & Management in Higher Education - Sheffield Hallam University (AUA)

City & Guilds (Affiliateship – level 5) Leadership & Management 


Membership of 

Professional Bodies (optional) 

Association of University Administrators (AUA) 

What (your name) can help you with 

  • Principal provider of administrative support and guidance for new postgraduate research degree programme development in the SAgE Faculty. 

  • Management and coordination of all Faculty managed postgraduate studentship funding awards from application stage through to award (including UKRI: EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership). 

  • Assist the development and implementation of the Postgraduate strategy in the SAgE Faculty. 

  • Provide support and guidance for new PGR Doctoral Training Partnership/Centres funding calls. 

  • Chair of the SAgE PG Support Forum, for colleagues supporting PGR activity within the Faculty, Schools and in Research Student Support team, to facilitate communication and share information, provide training, and implement good practice.  

  • Professional Support lead for the Faculty Researcher Development programme. 

  • Management of the NERC ONEPlanet Doctoral Training Partnership. 

  • Newcastle Administration of the EPSRC – Renewable Energy North East Universities (RENuCentre for Doctoral Training (CDT)  

  • Newcastle Administration of the EPSRC – AURA Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) 


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