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  • Senior team

    10 August 2015

    Including the Division's Head, Deputy Head, Associate Heads and Directors.

  • Finance

    13 May 2015

    Management of financial planning activity across departments, notably the preparation of the annual divisional budget. Day-to-day guidance to departments.

  • Communications

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the MPLS website and Twitter, the Division's e-newsletter, the Division's involvement with The Conversation, information fliers about research projects, liaison with communications staff in the departments and the University's Public Affairs Directorate.

  • Equality and Diversity

    13 May 2015

    Develops divisional strategy in all areas of equality and diversity in relation to staff and students, coordinates and manages activities and initiatives in support of divisional and broader University strategy in this area, and advises and guides departments on good workplace practices with respect to equality and diversity policy and practices.

  • Academic Office

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for learning and teaching policy; cross-departmental outreach; divisional-level graduate administration; public engagement; entrepreneurship education; and personal and professional training for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers. Includes the Graduate Office, Training team and Enterprise team.

  • Academic Appointments

    1 May 2015

    Management of administrative procedures and processes relating to all academic appointments in the Division.

  • Personnel

    13 May 2015

    The MPLS Personnel Team is responsible for supporting the Division and its departments with regard to personnel policy, including recruitment and selection.

  • Training

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the Division’s training programme for DPhil students and research staff, and supporting departments in developing researcher training.

  • Graduate Office

    13 May 2015

    Responsible for the management of all aspects of on-course graduate student administration, support for the Graduate Supervision System, the maintenance of graduate student records on the University’s Student System, supporting the administration of new Centres for Doctoral Training and Doctoral Training Partnerships, and administering postgraduate student funding for RCUK doctoral training grants/partnerships, including any associated funding streams, and various University postgraduate scholarships requiring a divisional competition (e.g. the Clarendon Scholarships).

  • Planning and Research

    13 May 2015

    Oversight of Divisional Research Strategy, coordination of cross-cutting research themes and Divisional research initiatives, and relationships with funding bodies.