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Ms Alice Harkness

Project Manager Institute of Integrative Biology


    Personal Statement

    I have worked within the University since September 2017, working within Student Administration and Support on the HEFCE-funded project Changing Campus Cultures, which aimed to tackle sexual misconduct on campus through educating and empowering student leaders. During my time at the University I have; worked within Student Welfare Advice and Guidance, delivered initial disclosure training to staff across the university, and been a co-organiser of the University’s Wellbeing Week. Before working at the University, I worked for Newcastle United Foundation for nearly three years, working with disadvantaged children, young people and adults in Newcastle delivering, co-ordinating or managing various social inclusion, health and wellbeing, educational and employability, and personal and social development projects. I have a keen interest in research, having completed my BSc and MRes degrees at Northumbria University, been a research assistant and a co-author on a publication.

    Currently, I am a Project Manager within IIB. The project aims through the development and piloting of a multi-layered training and development framework, to better prepare PGR students and their supervisors, pastoral and peer-led groups which support them for crisis management, reducing stressors and increasing resilience. The project focuses on the application and induction/early stages of the PhD. The project is a pilot within Institute of Integrative Biology as a HEFCE (now Office for Students) Catalyst-Funded Project, in partnership with the Liverpool Doctoral College, Student Administration and Support Division, and The Academy.

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