School of GeoSciences

Support for Current Students

Information for Postgraduate Research students in the School.

Contact PGR at pgrsupport.geos@ed.ac.uk

Practical advice for PhD students joining the School of GeoSciences.
From a warm welcome at the airport, to learning activities, orientation, social events and support, we can help you to settle in to your study in the UK.
Please download the current PhD student handbook using the link below.
The GeoScience Graduate School (GradSchool) organises social events, lectures and conferences, and maintains crucial links between the graduate research students and academic staff. All graduate research students in the School are part of GradSchool - from Earth & Planetary Science, through Global Change to Geography and the Lived Environment.
The School offers Postgraduate Research students the opportunity to support teaching across a wide range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.
Funding opportunities for Postgraduate Research Students
The GeoSciences Research Training & Development (RTD), in partnership with the University's Institute for Academic Development, has developed a programme of courses to equip you with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of PhD research.
The University offers a range of facilities and support services for students to help with personal, development or study-related concerns.
Information on Research Training Grant
The School regularly monitors the progress and training needs of students.
PhD students coming to the end of their research project need to be aware of the regulations for the submission of their thesis and what to expect at their viva voce exam. Before they leave, it is also important to complete any housekeeping tasks such as returning equipment.
The School of GeoSciences Postgraduate Research Conference takes place annually in early Spring. All first year research students will deliver a presentation on their research to students and staff. All second year PhD students will prepare a poster and be on hand to explain their research.
Below are a list of forms which can be used for students to administer, track progress of and plan a thesis.
Frequently asked questions