Postgraduate students

Aston Webb Building

Postgraduate Researchers

The University Graduate School’s (UGS) mission is to support postgraduate researchers throughout their research life at the University of Birmingham in order to help them become innovative individuals with diverse skills to succeed globally in academic and non-academic careers. The UGS acts as a gateway to information for postgraduate researchers on funding, University regulations, and administrative processes, as well as academic and social opportunities for development. The Westmere Hub (G15 on campus map) provides a collaborative and interdisciplinary space for postgraduate researchers where they can meet fellow postgraduate researchers. Our five Westmere Scholars, who are current postgraduate researchers, work closely with our PGR Community Engagement Officer to organise researcher development and community building activities at the Hub. This includes wellbeing activities (e.g. yoga, mindfulness workshops), social events (e.g. the PGR Ball, Movie Night) and developmental events (e.g. Research Across Campus).

Postgraduate taught students

Welcome and induction activities will be arranged by your programme and School.

A day in the life of one of our postgraduate (taught) students

Find out what it's actually like being a postgraduate taught student at the University.

Help and contacts

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