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Advice for PGR students

See answers to our frequently asked questions from postgraduate research degree students

The priorities of the University and the Graduate School are the safety and wellbeing of students and staff and the continuation of our research and education activities.

Further details of how we support postgraduate research (PGR) students and their research can be found on the Graduate School Covid-19 Moodle page.

Please email the Graduate School at or the Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) at if you have any further questions.


Postgraduate research students

Risk assessments for research will be expected to consider Covid-19 mitigations where appropriate, and this is built into the standard University Risk Assessment (and dealt with through the Research Ethics procedure).

For UK travel linked to research, fieldwork and research visits, or placements, a risk assessment will be required where necessary, and precautions as identified on the risk assessment should continue to be taken.

Please refer to the COVID-19 Information for Postgraduate Research Students and Supervisors page on Moodle for additional information.

Graduate School Development Programme (GSDP) Sessions

The Graduate School provides online and in-person GSDP workshops, which can be booked via Skills Forge.

GProf Sessions

All postgraduate researchers who will be teaching at the University in any form must apply for GProf and attend the initial Orientation session before they work with students. To accommodate students working on campus or remotely, there are face-to-face and online sessions available. The application form and booking information can be found on the GProf Moodle page

Research Supervision Events (RSE)

A full list of our supervision workshops can be found on our events page.

Most Graduate School workshops for supervisors have good resources online, including videos of previous sessions, links, and for mandatory/required sessions we have full online training packages. Please see the Graduate School research supervision events page for more information.