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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


Representation & Feedback


Providing Feedback and Highlighting Issues

Postdocs sit on many university-wide committees and working groups to contribute to the various discussions, support the community, and improve the situation for postdocs at Cambridge. Below, you can find a non-exhaustive list of these committees and groups. Additionally, you can find a list of currently open representation opportunities for postdocs here. Finally, for more information on available positions on the PdOC Management Committee, please click here.

If you would like to provide feedback or suggestions related to a specific group or topic, please get in touch using the following form and we will make sure to forward your input to the corresponding postdocs:

Feedback Form

If you would like to highlight a postdoc-related issue or provide general suggestions and feedback, please choose "General issues, suggestions, or feedback." from the drop-down menu. Further, please have a look at the University's Dignity at Work policy and watch the University's short introductory video for a brief overview of the initiative.

For general information concerning the University structure, its governance bodies, and related executive committees, please access the University Governance webpage.


Postdoctoral Matters Committee

The PMC is the main university committee focusing on postdoc-related initiatives and issues. To ensure that topics discussed during these termly meetings can be met with the required actions, the committee consists of representatives from the PdOC, PdA, as well as high-stake university members including two Pro-Vice-Chancellors.


Pensions Working Group

Set up by the University's Finance Committee, the Pensions Working Group advises on pension arrangements for University staff and make recommendations to the Finance Committee, HR Committee and Planning & Resources Committee. The role of the group is to provide expert advice to the University on Pensions matters.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee brings together representatives from the University's General Board and Council, Academic Schools, the Registrary, Human Resources Division and Academic Division, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students, Postdocs, and the Colleges. The ED&I Committee to discuss matters related to gender, race, LBGT+, disabilities, carers/parents, any other minority group, and general wellbeing of the community. The committee makes recommendations for actions to improve inclusivity at Cambridge University.


HR Committee


Race Equality Charter Self-Assessment Team