Imperial College London


Central FacultyGraduate School

Senior Teaching Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 5490caroline.hargreaves




Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Caroline is Senior Teaching Fellow, at the Graduate School. She leads the Professional Progression Programme, Activate Student Mentoring Training and collaborates on the PG Representative Training Framework and Supervision CPD. 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 Postgraduate Student Union 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. Caroline had a key role Cohort Building further developed here (which was shortlisted for a THELMA national award (2015)).

Caroline's 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. (now the Global Fellows Programme)

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 (see wellbeing and support pages)

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), she is also a qualified Coach (AOEC) and Mediator (OCN), Myers Briggs (MBTI®) Step I and II practitioner,  Belbin® Team Role Accredited and a Mental Health First Aider.