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

New resources: Preparing for your viva 

A Collaborative Enhancement Project led by the University of South Wales, in partnership with University Alliance, Coventry University, the University of Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam University, has developed a series of videos and resources to help postgraduate researchers prepare for their viva (oral) examinations. The resources showcase real-life scenarios and possible viva questions. Shape and … Continue reading New resources: Preparing for your viva 

GSA chill and chat

Chill and Chat is a new casual drop-in event open to all postgraduates every two weeks in the Wentworth Graduate Common Room (GCR). It’s a space to take a break and chill, do some craft activities, play some games on the PS4, chat, and have some free tea, coffee (or squash) and biscuits. It’s a … Continue reading GSA chill and chat

University Mental Health Day

This year, we’re expanding University Mental Health Day into a whole week of activities, under the theme ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’. With a packed list of events including wellbeing workshops to an Instagram takeover with York Student Minds, there are a range of options and resources to explore. See also our collection of wellbeing resources … Continue reading University Mental Health Day

Dealing with harassment, stalking and conflict

We recognise the importance of promoting personal safety and we want to help you deal with harassment or aggressive behaviour should you experience it in the course of your studies or work life. We have teamed up with the Suzy Lamplugh Trust to produce some essential training, giving you the know-how to assess, manage and reduce risks. … Continue reading Dealing with harassment, stalking and conflict

Induction presentations now available

Missed the York Graduate Research School induction event or want a refresher? You can now view all presentations on the YGRS web pages. The York Graduate Research School induction event provides an introduction to all professional support available to you as a postgraduate researcher and gives an opportunity to celebrate the success of our current students … Continue reading Induction presentations now available