Information for Postgraduate Research students in the School.
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.
PGR Handbook - Students
Here you will find links to each chapter of the PGR Handbook for Students. You can also download the handbook in PDF format.
Geosciences Graduate School
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.
Tutoring and Demonstrating
The School offers Postgraduate Research students the opportunity to support teaching across a wide range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.
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.
Submitting your thesis
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.
Below are a list of forms which can be used for students to administer, track progress of and plan a thesis.
Frequently asked questions
Information on Tutoring and Demonstrating within the school