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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Thrive and Survive your PhD Coordinator

We are very pleased to provide an opportunity for a proactive and committed postgraduate (or postdoctoral) research to take up the new role of ‘Thrive and Survive your PhD’ series coordinator. 

The ‘How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD’ workshop series is a peer-led initiative  designed for students to share information and advice between year groups and across departments. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the PGR community, to gain a greater understanding of the University and to showcase your skills and commitment to collaboration and citizenship.

Key responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of panel speakers, development of resources, coordination and chairing of 8 x 90-minute ‘Thrive and Survive’ sessions throughout 2021
  • Evaluation of the sessions and identification of improvements based on feedback
  • Communication and production of YGRS blog posts about the ‘Thrive and Survive’ series
  • Contribution to relevant discussions about student life and wellbeing along with the GSA and College reps

Terms and Conditions

This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months (with a possibility to extend to the remainder of the academic year).

The appointed coordinator will work with the YGRS and the RET Team and be paid at the rate of £13.45 per hour up to a maximum of 8 hours per session.

Find out more

Application deadline: Friday 12 February 2021


Please read the role spec before submitting your application: 

Thrive and Survive your PhD Coordinator application form

Email karen.clegg@york.ac.uk with any informal enquiries.

Published by


Christine Comrie

Student Communications Officer

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