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School of Business and Management

Saima Ahmed


Research and PhD Administrator



The PhD and Research Administrator is responsible for delivering programme-module support for the PhD/MRes (Research) programmes, with particular emphasis on engaging with students, academic Supervisors, the PhD Programme Director and the Associate Dean (Research). They undertake research administration tasks and support the Research Manager. They manage and coordinate the student administration systems and processes enhancing the student-academic cycle of activities, developing data driven problem identification solutions, to enhance the programmes from enrolment through to graduation. 

Saima coordinates the induction programme, updates student records and the student handbook. She updates supervisor allocations and monitors student-staff progressions. She also processes PhD student expenses and records Standard Operating Procedures in the areas of PhD programme activities.

She is the committee Secretary for the PhD Programmes Committee and SSLC. and longlists for PhD applications, organises scholarships and studentship administration. Each year she organises the annual PhD Symposium and refresher training workshops.

The PhD and Research Administrator sits in the Research team and reports to the Research Manager.