YGRS Conference Fund for self-funded students

A reminder that the YGRS Conference Fund deadline for applications is midnight on Saturday 1 May. Whilst the pandemic has limited the possibility of attending national and international conferences in person, this fund remains open to support self-funded PGR students in participating in a wide range of training and conference opportunities. The fund can be … Continue reading YGRS Conference Fund for self-funded students

Insight Into the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) from Fera Scientists

Tuesday 4th May – 14:00 – 15:00pm – live, online event This will be an opportunity to gain an insight from scientists at Fera about their roles and what it’s like to work at Fera (located just outside York). Eleanor Jones, a molecular ecologist (and York PhD graduate), and Mark Sykes, Senior Scientist for FAPAS (a world renowned accredited testing … Continue reading Insight Into the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) from Fera Scientists

Hidden gems of York

One of my favourite things about being at university is getting to live in York. It might not be the biggest city but there’s always something going on and plenty of hidden gems of York to explore. I’ve been here five years and I’m still working my way through all the cafes! Festivals Although covid … Continue reading Hidden gems of York

Emergency Student Support Fund reopens

The Emergency Student Support Fund has reopened. Application deadline: Tuesday 27 April. The Emergency Student Support Fund (ESSF) providese short-term financial support for the unanticipated needs of York students caused or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Students can apply for a maximum of £500 of non-repayable funding. All current students who are fully-registered at the … Continue reading Emergency Student Support Fund reopens

Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey: win £50 voucher

What is the best way for colleges to offer services, events and support to postgraduates? Please complete our Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey by Monday 3 May for a chance to win a £50 voucher. There is also an opportunity to take part in focus groups to further shape the way colleges work for the postgraduate … Continue reading Colleges Postgraduate Experience Survey: win £50 voucher

RET Team Online Career & Professional Development Training for PG Researchers

The response to our online training this year has been overwhelmingly positive, with 87% saying they are enjoying it. Our ‘live’ online courses involve interactive elements and are complemented with resources on the RETT VLE. In addition there are stand alone self directed courses such as the Being an Effective Researcher Tutorial (BERT) – also … Continue reading RET Team Online Career & Professional Development Training for PG Researchers

Join an online writing retreat in May

Wentworth College are running free online writing retreats for postgraduate students and researchers. The aim of the retreat is to give dedicated writing time to those in need of progressing their projects, providing a supportive environment and an opportunity to share good writing practice with other writers. Example projects include book or thesis chapters, journal … Continue reading Join an online writing retreat in May