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 research 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.
Here you will find links to each chapter of the PGR Handbook for Students. You can also download the handbook in PDF format.
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.
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Below are a list of forms which can be used for students to administer, track progress of and plan a thesis.
Frequently asked questions

Tutoring and Demonstrating

Information on Tutoring and Demonstrating within the school