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Get involved and have your say

Postgraduate community

Find out about the regular PG forum and discuss groups that you can get involved with.

Facebook Group

Join the history postgraduate community on Facebook.

The Doctoral Academy

The University's online postgraduate research community.

PGSoc Facebook page and group

PGSoc is the postgraduate society and it provides a great opportunity to get involved in postgraduate events across the University.

Department research culture and Events

Research students are particularly encouraged to get involved in research events, such as the Department's regular research seminar series.

Find out about the department's wider research culture and upcoming events.

History Matters Blog

History Matters is a shared blog from the Department, where you'll find cutting-edge research, the history behind the headlines, and why we think history really matters.

Contributors are made up of staff, students, alumni and friends, and we particularly encourage research students to get involved.

Students' Union

The Students' Union isn't just for taught students, so can be another great way to get involved in extra curricular activities and events.

Annual review

As part of the Annual Review process (in Autumn each year), you are given the opportunity to feedback on your experience as a research student and your supervisory arrangements.

If you experience any specific difficulties at any point during your studies, you are also encouraged to discuss these with the Director of Graduate Studies, or Head of Department.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey

This is a national survey (undertaken every two years). It's your opportunity to tell us about your experience as a research student. 

This is a really important way of telling us what you like about your research degree and feeding back to help us continue to improve the facilities and support that we offer to all research students. 

Become a student rep (Department & Faculty)

The department has a variety of committees including a Postgraduate Committee and a Research and Innovation Committee. Students from the Research programme are elected to represent your views at both of these meetings. MA representatives will also attend Postgraduate Committee.

There is also the opportunity to get represent research students at Faculty level through the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Forum.

Elections take place in the PG Forum at the beginning of the academic year - you'll be sent information about how to get involved via email.

Become a student rep (University)

The Students' Union Council also gives you the opportunity to have your say about how the Students' Union and the University represent you including a specific PGR representative for research students.