Welcome to PGR Life

  • Want to make the most of your time as a postgraduate researcher (PGR) at Manchester
         - but not sure where to start?
  • Looking for info from the University (and beyond) which is aimed at PGRs like you?
  • Want to know what's coming up for PGRs?

We've trawled through the University websites to find the stuff you need as a postgraduate researcher. Some of it is specific to you, some of it is also aimed at undergrads - but it's all relevant to PGRs.

PGR Life 2020-2021

We've all been adjusting to our new ways of working but that doesn't mean that support for you as University of Manchester PGRs has stopped.

As far as possible, services are operating online. That means support by email, by Microsoft Teams, by Zoom, by a myriad of social media channels and blogs.

For the latest official university information for PGRs during this outbreak, see the Postgraduate Researchers FAQs page

On this site, you can keep in touch with PGR news and Twitter feeds from around the university (below), plus updated content such as our PGR Wellbeing resources.

Most events are now online, with details of many events on our Twitter feed and linked from sites such as Careers, Library, Faculties, and Research IT.

Manchester Doctoral College Excellence Awards winners announced
The MDC Excellence Awards 2020 are given in recognition of the outstanding achievements of our postgraduate researchers and supervisors.

The awards invited supervisors, PGR students and colleagues from all faculties to nominate individuals based on their achievements for their research or their successes/contributions to the University and wider community.

Read all about the winners on our Research Student profile page.

PGR Well Bee-ing Project
A 2 year programme to improve provision, support and resources for wellbeing and mental health issues in our PGR community has recently been completed. Read the full report, including further recommendations and support from Prof Colette Fagan and Prof Melissa Westwood.

Stay safe, keep in touch and we look forward to being back together in the future.

The latest news for PGRs at the University of Manchester