Wellbeing, community and representation
Information on student representation, wellbeing services and opportunities for engagement.
Supporting and facilitating an active postgraduate research community is at the heart of the Doctoral College.
PGR student representation
The Doctoral College is working in partnership with Edinburgh University Students’ Association to strengthen PGR representation across the institution.
Your Doctoral College student representatives for 2020/21 are:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Brittany Blankinship
- College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine: Katherine Ross Stewart
- College of Science and Engineering: Anton Dubenko
The University Postgraduate Research student representative is:
- Martyna Napierska
You can find the names of other Postgraduate representatives on the Students’ Association pages.
Services, societies and platforms
There are a large range of wellbeing services available at Edinburgh. The health and wellbeing pages link out to all these services and support structures.
PGR societies and groups
There are many PGR societies and peer support groups at the University. A current list of these is maintained on the Doctoral College SharePoint.
The Students’ Association supports peer support schemes and you can contact them for information on how to set up a scheme.
Platform One is a University of Edinburgh online community platform for students, staff and alumni. You can login with your University login.
The University runs a number of regular surveys for postgraduate researchers. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey run bi-annually.
The University is currently running a monthly Pulse Survey for PGR students.
We always welcome comments about the Doctoral College and there is a feedback form on the Doctoral College SharePoint.