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University Graduate School

The University Graduate School supports Birmingham’s postgraduate researcher (PGR) and postgraduate taught (PGT) community.

We foster an interdisciplinary community and act as a gateway to support and advice. We work closely with the other University support services to ensure our postgraduates have access to a high quality postgraduate experience.

As well as the dedicated support provided to postgraduates through the University Graduate School and University support services, the Guild also supports our postgraduates through their dedicated Postgraduate Officer.

“A warm welcome from the University Graduate School. We are here to ensure that all postgraduates in the University, both taught and research, are part of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive postgraduate community, and that they have the skills needed to pursue their chosen career.”

Professor Duncan Shepherd, Postgraduate Dean

"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."

Dr Lila Kossyvaki, Research Fellow in the School of Education and former postgraduate researcher