PGR Office Intern

Research and Innovation Services, University of Glasgow

 

Key Responsibilities

Event Coordination

  • Developing and running community building events for postgraduate researchers (PGRs) at the University of Glasgow.

  • Spearheading the introduction of new events, including the Visualise Your Thesis competition.

  • Coordinating engaging welcome events for new PGRs during Induction Week.

Blog Management

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

Social Media/Content Creation

  • Fostering the growth of an online community of UofG PGRs through social media.

  • Implementing a social media strategy to increase engagement and follower counts.

  • Creation of social media content. 

  • Production of graphics to promote events and support the advertisement of opportunities (e.g. internships).

PGR Communications

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

  • Developing video content to support event promotion and communicate information to new PGRs.

  • Redesigning the UofG PGR Researcher Development website to ensure clarity of message and a clear web structure.

Supporting Roles

  • Supporting other members of the Researcher Development team during key events and designing clear communications for team messages to the UofG community.

  • Representing the Researcher Development team at internal and national conferences.

  • Mentoring new PGR Interns in their role and leading to ensuring a smooth role transition.

 

Achievements

Awards

  • Winner of a Rewarding Contribution Award, University of Glasgow.

Event Coordination

  • Enhanced engagement with competitions, doubling the entries to 3MT and quadrupling the entries to Love Letter to Your Thesis. The 3MT final was attended by over 300 PGRs, Academics and Professional Staff.

  • Successfully introduced the Visualise Your Thesis competition to UofG. 

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

  • Coordinated the booking of a hybrid (online and in-person) Induction Week and hosted community events.

Blog Management

  • Increased blog visits by 480% to 103k.

Social Media/ Content Creation

  • Increased Twitter followers by 147% to 2,200 with annual impressions up to 621k following a successful rebrand.

  • Doubled the Instagram followers by implementing a new posting strategy driven by Reels (total views on Reels 50k in four months).

  • Launched UofG PGRs on Spotify and introduced collaborative playlists for researchers.

PGR Communications

  • Implemented a new Round-Up template to encourage PGRs to engage with emails.

Supporting Roles

  • Represented UofG at the UKCGE annual conference and hosted a workshop relating to PGR interns.

  • Offered advice to individuals at other universities and shared best practice.

 

Skills and Literacies

  • Twitter

  • Instagram

  • Bananatag

  • Canva

  • Eventbrite

  • Squarespace

  • Moodle

  • T4

  • Zoom and Zoom Webinar

  • YouTube and YouTube Live Stream

 

Training Courses

  • Creating Accessible Graphics and Social Content (AbilityNet)

  • T4 for Web Design (University of Glasgow)