Mairi Ross

Graduate School: PGR Programmes Administrator

Background

Details about our Postgraduate Research programmes (Mairi is Administrator for them):

Responsibilities & affiliations

Mairi studied BEd Primary Teaching at Moray House School of Education but realised teaching was not her vocation and graduated in 2008 with a BA in Education Studies.

She has extensive experience supporting managers and teams in health, education, social work and community care sectors; encompassing office management, administrative, PA and supportive roles.

Mairi first worked at the University as a temporary administrator (Dick Vet and the College Office of Science and Engineering) before starting at Moray House School of Education and Sport in 2014 where she was the Programme Secretary for the MSc Education Pathways programme.

She then progressed to the Postgraduate Research programmes Administrator role in late 2017 and provides administrative support for all postgraduate research activities in the School and to the Postgraduate Director and Postgraduate Deputy Director (PGR) of the School, with particular responsibility for on-programme support.

 

Responsibilities

PGR Applications: Mairi works closely with the Postgraduate Deputy Director (PGR) and the Postgraduate Director on admissions processes, such as application screening and communication with College administration.  She also communicates with potential supervisors during application processing and advises applicants on admission-related enquiries.

PGR On-programme Support: she assists with the organisation of induction days, the School’s doctoral seminar programme and other PGR events and seminars.  She allocates research student desk spaces and monitors office allocation.  Mairi updates student records, student engagement and attendance monitoring and PGR programme Learn pages.  She provides administrative support for progression boards, annual student reviews, viva administration, School PGR supervisors and PhD travel/conference/training funds.

 

  • Lead contact for all PGR Concession requests
  • Lead contact for all PGR Engagement monitoring
  • Lead contact for all PGR on-programme administration
  • Lead contact for all PGR Doctoral Scholarships and Awards
  • Secretary to the Board of Examiners for the EdD Programme

 

Committees/Groups

Mairi attends:

PGR student rep meetings, CAHSS PG Admissions Practitioners Forum and PGR Managers Forum meetings

Assists with the planning for the PhD Interweaving Conference