Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

Contact Details

  • Room: 11.28, Social Sciences Building
  • Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri : 9-5
  • Tel: 0113 343 3770
  • Email:

Matthew Wilkinson

Education Service Officer (Postgraduate Research Student Administration)

I am the Postgraduate Research Administrator in the School of Sociology and Social Policy. I have responsibility for all administrative process supporting the lifecycle of on-course postgraduate research students. This is includes responding to enquiries and liaising with external examiners and supervisors where appropriate. 

The following specific aspects combine to form the lifecycle of a postgraduate research programme:

  • Registration
  • Supervision
  • Training plan
  • First formal progress reports
  • Transfer
  • Annual Progress Review
  • Examination
  • Change requests
  • Holiday
  • Authorised absence
  • Change of location
  • Change of supervisor
  • Suspension/extension

I also service the Postgraduate Research Committee.  Additionally, I am the IT Rep for the school and also service the Faculty Digital Education Group. 

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