Dean of the Graduate School

A Welcome Message from Professor Nigel King, Dean of the Graduate School

As Dean of the Graduate School I would like to welcome you to the University of Huddersfield.

The Graduate School helps to ensure that postgraduate research degree programmes at the University fulfil your needs and expectations, equip you for a successful future and allows you to make the most of your time as a postgraduate researcher (PGR). As Dean I have overall leadership of the Graduate School. I chair the Graduate Council, one of the formal ways in which PGRs are represented at the University; and Graduate Board, the committee responsible for overseeing postgraduate research.

I would like to invite all PGRs to attend one of the Dean’s open door drop-in sessions. These are informal sessions usually held twice per year and give PGRs an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions or have a chat about research. Look for dates and times in the PGR Newsletter.

From enrolment to completion, PGRs are a vital part of the research community, which in turn forms an integral part of the wider University community. As such, this website has been created to provide an overview of everything current and prospective PGRs, supervisors, staff and external examiners need to know regarding the many resources, services and support available.

For more information and questions, you can contact the Researcher Environment Team or email me at

I sincerely hope that your time here at the University of Huddersfield is enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding.

Best Wishes,

Professor Nigel King


Professor Nigel King