Frequency: Postgraduate Research Liaison Forum, or PGRLF, meetings should take place at least once per term, and once during the summer period.
Attendance: All Graduate Research Student Representatives (PGR Reps) are expected to attend these meetings as an essential part of their role, and one PGR Rep will chair the meeting.
Also in attendance will be the discipline or college Director of Postgraduate Research (DPGR) and any other staff members who have either been invited by the PGR Reps, or who have requested attendance.
Recording: A PGR Support Administrator for your college will always be present to provide administrative support for the meeting, including keeping a record of attendance and taking notes of what was discussed for the action log. This role will be conducted by a staff member and is not the responsibility of any student rep.
Purpose: The purpose of this meeting is to discuss any issues raised by PGR students, representatives, and staff, with the intention of seeking consensus and solutions. It is also a place where any suggested changes and improvements to a discipline’s research culture or changes to a department's PGR programmes can be discussed, and examples of good practice from students can also be recognised and shared.