Laura Ruddick

Senior Postgraduate Research Education Manager
Academic Section - Post Graduate Research Education (PGRE)
 Laura Ruddick
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872997

  • Location

    5A.103, Colchester Campus


Ask me about
  • Postgraduate Research Student Education Provision
  • Postgraduate Research Student Policies and Regulations
  • Postgraduate Research Student Progression, Assessment and Examination
  • CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership
  • SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership
  • The work of the PGRE Team


Having graduated from Essex with a BA Sociology, Media and Culture degree, I returned as a staff member on a two-year, fixed term, Graduate Trainee Administrative Officer role in September 2004. I have remained in various roles within the Academic Section ever since. I previously worked as a School Administrator for various schools (now faculties) before commencing the role of Academic Officer in the Graduate School in 2008, and then Graduate School Manager in 2010. I also undertook a secondment to the role of Head of Registry during 2013 - 2015, before returning to my current role of Senior Postgraduate Research Education Manager. I am enthusiastic and committed to supporting and enhancing Postgraduate Research Student Education and the PGR experience at Essex.


  • BA Sociology, Culture and Media University of Essex (2004)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice (Higher Education Administration and Management) The Open University (2009)

+44 (0) 1206 872997


5A.103, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Full working days on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 9.30am - 2.30pm on Thursday and Friday.