Postgraduate study

Our postgraduate community

Get the most out of postgraduate life in literatures, languages and cultures by joining our reading groups, journal teams and more.

The postgraduate community in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) brings together people of all backgrounds, experiences, ages and abilities.

Photo of LLC Blethers panel discussion

There are lots of ways in which you can collaborate within and across the School and the wider University, from regular research and student-led work-in-progress seminars, to reading groups, conferences, workshops and film screenings - not forgetting our annual evening of academic storytelling, LLC Blethers.

You can hone writing and editing skills through the multi-media platform Inciting Sparks, and FORUM a peer-reviewed journal for postgraduate students working in culture and arts.

Funding is available to support new ideas and initiatives. 

What's going on? 

Interested in getting involved in a reading group or seminars? Want to get some inspiration to start your own?

Here's what's currently going on in the LLC postgraduate community (compiled by PhD student, and LLC Web and Communications Postgraduate Intern 2020/21, Emma Aviet)...


 Are you interested in setting up your own reading group or seminar series? Have you got a great idea for an event you’d like to host? The University and LLC have a range of grants to help you make it happen.

  1. The University’s Student Experience Grants, offer up to £5000 for student-led initiatives.  
  2. The LLC Local Student Experience Grant is available to all students with ideas that benefit a cross-section of the student community.  Applications for funding from £50 to £600 are welcome.  More information is available on the application form.    
  3. The PhD Collaborative Research Fund is available to PhD students based within the School.  Applications for funding from £50 to £300 are welcome for projects which aim to develop networks and exchange in the LLC PhD cohort and beyond. More information is available on the application form.


Related links

Read 'Up for a blether', our interview with English Literature PhD student Veronica Vivi (Lead Organiser of LLC Blethers 2018/19)