Imperial College London


Central FacultyGraduate School

Senior Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5490caroline.hargreaves




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Caroline is Senior Teaching Fellow, Cohort Coordinator at the Graduate School. She designs and runs courses and collaborates with students, alumni, academic and support departments and organisations to develop educational programmes. For her work supporting the postgraduate student community and representation, she was given the Imperial College Union President's Award in 2010, the Graduate Student Union (GSU) Fellowship Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and the President's Award for Excellence in Pastoral Care 2014 and received nominations for SACAs 2012-18. The Cohort Building Programme was shortlisted for a THELMA national award (2015).

As Cohort Coordinator she meets with students and academic and support staff to advise regarding cohort building activities and events (

In her current role she leads the development of the Professional Progression Programme and coordinates the PG Representative Training Programme she also collaborates with Senior Leadership from Academic Departments and the Education Development Unit to run Supervision CPD student focus groups and staff workshops. Her provision is listed on the Teaching page. As programme leader for Finish Up Move On (FUMO ) she was key to developing it for national distribution, to designing the Summer School with Tsinghua University, Beijing and the International Global Challenge Summer School at College.

Her research interests include doctoral and alumni views of their research experience, career trajectories and Doctoral Wellbeing. She enjoys working with students, academics, support staff and alumni inside and outside College to put her research into practice.

Caroline graduated with a degree in Botany and a PhD in Soil Science from the University of Reading. She also worked at Adelaide University, Australia as part of an international research collaboration. While researching she became actively involved with postgraduate development initiatives and she enjoyed mentoring and teaching students.

She holds a Master's in Education (MEd ULT), Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA),  the postgraduate ‘Qualification in Career Guidance’ (PGDipQCG), the Academy of Executive Coaching (AOEC) practitioner diploma, she is also a Myers Briggs Step I and II practitioner as well as Belbin® Team Role Accredited and a Mental Health First Aider.