The University of York Induction for new Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs i.e. PhD, MPhil and Masters by Research students) hosted by York Graduate Research School (YGRS) will take place on Wednesday 4 October 13:00-15:30 in the Spring Lane Building (Lecture Theatre SLB/118). A big welcome to all of our new Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs)! The York Graduate Research School … Continue reading Postgraduate Researcher Induction – 4th October 2023
We need your help to extend a warm welcome to all our new postgraduate researchers starting in the autumn. Can you volunteer to be a buddy? The PGR Buddy Scheme provides peer to peer support for new PGR students. It can make a huge difference to receive advice from someone who’s been there before. The … Continue reading Could you help welcome a new PGR in the autumn?
Are you a current PhD student or a postdoc researcher? Are you interested in finding new ways to: If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these, then you’d be a great fit for the Thrive and Survive initiative! We’re on the lookout for researchers (current PhD students or postdocs) who would like to give some … Continue reading Call for volunteer speakers: Thrive & Survive Your PhD Workshops, 2022-3
Hi! I’m Zara, your Thrive and Survive Coordinator. I’m a second-year PhD student in the English and Related Literature department. My research explores food studies, mysticism, and gendered embodiment in contemporary writing. I also work as a GTA, so I have a real sense of the context of current PGRs in terms of balancing teaching … Continue reading Welcome to our New Thrive & Survive Coordinator!
The Creativity Lab is running a series of digital wellbeing sessions for all York students and researchers throughout May. These sessions offer some fun and informal downtime. No need to book in advance. Join one (or all) of following drop-in sessions: Thursday 4 May, 12.30-1.30pm – Retro GamingThursday 11 May, 12.30 – 1.30pm – Lego … Continue reading Creativity Lab digital wellbeing sessions
Our two Students’ Unions are coming together to form one student-led and student-focusedUnion and YUSU and GSA want your thoughts – including suggestions for a new name! Let us know what you want from a new Students’ Union and be in with a chance of winning £100.
The White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership is running a range of online courses centred around wellbeing specifically in the context of postgraduate learning and research. Academic Writing: Reducing Anxiety4 May10am – 1pmThe academic writing course is a practice-based 7-step strategy developed by Dr Catriona Ryan SFHEA which turns the traditional approach to academic … Continue reading WRDTP: PGR Wellbeing in Research and Learning
Wentworth Graduate College hosts free food events 3 x per week for Postgraduate Researchers and Masters students. Whether you fancy meeting others for a cup of tea and a scone on a Monday afternoon, a crumpet and some fruit on Tuesday morning, or a more substantial jacket potato lunch or soup on a Thursday, it’s … Continue reading Free Food Events for Postgraduates and Researchers
Free Postgraduate Sports Sessions are back this week, with the exception of swimming. And this week there’s no need to book! As always, sessions are completely free and all equipment is provided. Badminton – Thursday at 1:30 to 3pm – York Sport Arena, Campus WestTennis – Thursday at 4 to 5 pm – York Sport … Continue reading GSA Postgrad Free Sport
Have you been involved in a project or initiative in any discipline which has engaged with, reflected upon or advocated for open research practices and principles? The York Open Research Awards are celebrating the work of our research community by offering three £500 prizes for ECR-led projects (one per faculty), a £1,000 research group award … Continue reading York Open Research Awards 2023