PGR Office Intern

Research and Innovation Services, University of Glasgow


Key Responsibilities

  • Conceptualising and developing community-building events for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at the University of Glasgow, including the annual 3 Minute Thesis competition.

  • Writing and editing regular blog posts for the UofG PGR Blog, including idea development, scheduling and design.

  • Fostering the growth of an online community of UofG PGRs through social media, including production of graphics to promote events and support the advertisement of opportunities (e.g. internships)

  • Providing regular email updates for PGRs by way of monthly round-ups

  • Coordinating engaging team building tasks for new PGRs at October and January Induction events

  • Supporting other members of the Researcher Development team during key events, including the This UofG PhD Life Symposium



  • Launch of UofG PGRs on Spotify and introduction of collaborative playlists for researchers.

  • Successful social media rebrand (Twitter and Instagram) to streamline communications and enhance engagement.

  • Enhanced engagement with the Love Letter to Your Thesis competition alongside a social media campaign, resulting in 4x the number of entries. 

  • Recruitment of almost double the previous number of participants (72) for the annual 3 Minute Thesis competition, despite the event being run entirely online.

  • Coordination of the 3 Minute Thesis competition including 4 Heats and the Final, with a total virtual audience of over 300 PGRs, Academics and Professional Staff.

  • Consultation with individuals at other universities during the launch of their own blogs and virtual 3 Minute Thesis competition and sharing best practice.

  • Sucessful adaption of a number of regular PGR events to an online sphere, including a virtual campus treasure hunt during induction.

  • Writing (7) and editing (17) blog posts for the UofG PGR blog.


Skills and Literacies

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

  • Bananatag (email design software)

  • Canva

  • Squarespace

  • Moodle

  • T4 (web design)

  • Zoom and Zoom Webinar

  • YouTube and YouTube Live Stream