Research administration is a new ‘function strand’ which has been recently added to the Quality Assurance Team.  This includes the PGR student experience, supporting the work of the Deputy Principals for Research & Innovation and Business & Enterprise, and developing the University Research Strategy.

The University Committee for Research and Innovation Clerk works closely with colleagues in Research Engagement

Postgraduate Research (PGR) Students

Improving the PGR student experience is a key aspect of this strand of work within the Quality Assurance Team.

Explore research within Heriot-Watt University and find out about our PhD opportunities.

University Committee for Research and Innovation (UCRI)

The University Committee for Research and Innovation (UCRI) provides strategic direction on the issues concerning the research & innovation and enterprise & business agendas and has oversight of the PGR student experience. The Quality Enhancement Officer is the Clerk to the UCRI.

The UCRI is a Primary Senate Committee (see the Attendance Policy and Committee Standing Orders).

Research Administrators Forum (RAF) - PGR

The Quality Enhancement Officer chairs quarterly meetings of the RAF – PGR group which brings together a range of professional services colleagues from across the University to share best practice and receive updates on PGR initiatives.  Please visit the RAF SharePoint site for further information.