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PGR Administration Team

Senior PGR Administrator

Gail Hurst, Tel: 01484 473980, Email:

Our team supports postgraduate research students and Schools from initial enquiries from potential PGRs, through application and enrolment, progression monitoring, annual re-registration through to examination and final conferment. Responsibility for Schools is allocated to individuals in the team.

PGR Administrative Officers

Carol Doyle, Tel: 01484 472516, Email:

School of Computing and Engineering
Business School
School of Education and Professional Development

Lauren Hollingworth, Tel: 01484 472356, Email:

School of Applied Sciences
School of Art, Design and Architecture
School of Human and Health Science
School of Music, Humanities and Media 

PGR Administrative Assistant

Janet Shuttleworth, Tel: 01484 473503, Email:

Research Degree Application

Researcher Development Team

English Language Tutor

Dr Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe, Tel: 01484 471844, Email:

Dr Tatyana Karpenko-Seccombe is an English Language Lecturer in Research and Enterprise. She completed both her MA in Language Studies and her doctorate in Linguistics at Lancaster University. She has taught English to non-English speakers for about 20 years and since 2010 has been teaching English for academic purposes to international research students at the University of Huddersfield.

Tatyana teaches both individual and group classes for international research students who need support with their written and oral English. There is a variety of courses and workshops to help students at various stages of their research, for example – Academic Writing Style, Sentence Structure, Presentation Skills, Academic Vocabulary, Writing Introductions, Writing Literature Reviews, Writing Abstracts and many others. There are also opportunities to discuss writing in one-to-one tutorials or to ask quick questions in drop-in sessions.

Researcher Development Framework Administrator

Dr. Elizabeth Nassem, Tel: 01484 471452, Email:

Elizabeth works part-time to deliver a training programme for all researchers at the University. This includes an induction programme for all newly enrolled postgraduate research students three times a year as well as face-to-face generic skills training.

Last updated Thursday 23 January 2014
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