Mentoring and buddy support

Conducting a large research project is challenging work, but no matter your level, all postgraduate researchers are invited to take part in our award-winning Mentoring Scheme or Buddy Scheme, respectively. Find out more about each scheme below. Buddy Scheme – for 1st year Postgraduate Researchers only Application deadline: 3 October 2022 Are you a new … Continue reading Mentoring and buddy support

The York Researcher Festival 2022

The York Researcher Festival is back! Join us from 17th-21st October 2022 for an opportunity to collectively celebrate the contribution that early career researchers (both postgraduate researchers and postdocs) make to research, culture and community at York. The Festival provides opportunities for researchers to come together across disciplines to share experiences, learn, network and develop new skills. … Continue reading The York Researcher Festival 2022

5 Reasons To Become a PGR Buddy

Each year, hundreds of new PhD students become part of our PGR community at York, and we need your help to make them feel welcome! Here’s 5 reasons why you should sign up to become a PGR Buddy today: Fresh starts can be awesome, but scary! ~ Everyone remembers the excitement of getting started on … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Become a PGR Buddy

York Graduate Research School wins outstanding contribution to student wellbeing award

We are delighted to announce that the York Graduate Research School (YGRS) has been recognised for its work at the forefront of PGR wellbeing, winning the FindAPhd Outstanding Contribution to Postgraduate Student Wellbeing award. The award is for the suite of PGR support and wellbeing activities run by the University’s Building Research and Innovation Capacity … Continue reading York Graduate Research School wins outstanding contribution to student wellbeing award

GTAs and Student Wellbeing and Support: Focus Group Invitation

Deadline: 1 August 2022 We understand from departments that Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) may be being approached for support by students in need or distress, or encountering them unexpectedly in the routine course of your teaching, even as you are strictly speaking not supposed to be offering wellbeing support to students. Not only is this … Continue reading GTAs and Student Wellbeing and Support: Focus Group Invitation

PhD Myth Busting! – How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD

11th July, 13:00-15:00, Online This session is part of our ongoing How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD series. We will discuss the many misconceptions about undertaking a PhD and aims to ‘set the record straight’ about some myths surrounding the PhD process. Starting a PhD can be very challenging, especially with various preconceptions on the … Continue reading PhD Myth Busting! – How to Thrive and Survive in Your PhD

Apply for a mentor

If you’re in your 2nd, 3rd or final year, our PGR mentoring scheme is an opportunity for you to discuss and develop your skills, behaviours and approaches to your research and explore professional development and career plans with a more experienced postdoctoral researcher.  The application, matching and review process are designed to support your specific needs as … Continue reading Apply for a mentor

PhD Myth Busting

The next session in the peer-led ‘How to thrive and survive in your PhD‘ series is on PhD myth busting. This session on Monday 11 July 2022 will discuss the many misconceptions about undertaking a PhD and aims to ‘set the record straight’ about some myths surrounding the PhD process. Starting a PhD can be … Continue reading PhD Myth Busting