About the University Graduate School

The University Graduate School supports Birmingham’s postgraduate researcher (PGR) community. We are a gateway to advice and support for postgraduate researchers, working with the other University support services to ensure our postgraduate researchers have access to high quality supervision, training and facilities.

schaffer-gavin1-Cropped-230x230Professor Gavin Schaffer, Postgraduate Dean "A warm welcome from the University Graduate School. We are here to ensure that all postgraduate researchers across the University are equipped to do the highest quality research during their time at Birmingham, and that they have the skills needed to pursue the career they choose."

As well as our Postgraduate Dean, Professor Gavin Schaffer, we have a dedicated team working to ensure that our postgraduate researchers are well supported during their time at the University of Birmingham. We are:

We work closely with Dr Georgina Hardy, PG Development Officer (Library Services), who provides a programme of development opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

Dr Lila Kossyvaki, Research Fellow in the School of Education and former postgraduate researcher "I wanted to be a researcher so I took all the opportunities I was given by the University Graduate School. I attended most of the courses from how to present and prepare a poster, how to present at a conference and I participated in the poster conference competition, so I tried to expose myself to everything I could to have the best knowledge."

University Graduate School Partners

The University Graduate School works with a number of University and external organisations to ensure our postgraduate researcher community are well supported. We bring a postgraduate research focus to the excellent work done by the following organisations:

Get in touch

We are always keen to hear from our current postgraduate researchers, you can contact us through the following routes:

If you are a prospective postgraduate research student, then please contact the postgraduate recruitment team, or consider attending our postgraduate open day.