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PA Network

The University of Manchester EA/PA Network (UoM-PAs) is an internal network set up in 2014 to benefit all PSS EA, PA, Secretaries or Administrators who have a supporting role looking after an academic or executive.


  • A cohesive EA/PA community (meet people you only talk to on the phone)
  • Improved interpersonal skills / networking
  • Sharing ideas and problem solving
  • Building confidence
  • New role opportunities – event management, venue finding (by assisting the Network Committee)
  • Looking ahead - PA-specific CPD (continuous professional development)

Benefits of joining the Network

  • Opportunity to attend events
  • Learn and develop from industry related guest speakers
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Access to UoM-PA SharePoint site


Who we are:

Founder:  Maria Marsh, Executive Assistant to the Director.

Event support:

Angel Harper, PA to Professor Mike Smith – Director of the Modelling and Simulation Centre, School of MACE.

Helen Ashworth, was PA to Professor Phil Withers – Henry Royce Institute

Kate Whorlow, EA to the Dean – FBMH

Debbie Mackender, Admin Support – Directorate Office


Covid update:

Since the start of the pandemic the Network has paused events whilst hybrid working - You can find our supportive group 'PA and Administrator Network (incl UoM - PAs)' over on Yammer instead - it is a private group, so send a request to join.