Postgraduate community


As a research student you spend a significant amount of time focusing on your individual research interests; however, you are also a member of a vibrant and supportive postgraduate research community.

In support of your academic research there are opportunities to:

  • Present your work in student seminars and gain feedback from your peers
  • Attend conferences both within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and outside the University.
  • Participate in departmental research seminars.

Get involved

We encourage all our postgraduate students to participate in the seminar series and conferences which take place in SIIBS.

You can also get involved with a variety of student-led groups and activities:

  • Faculty Forum
  • Faculty Graduate School
  • As a PhD student at the University of Sheffield you are part of our Doctoral Academy. You're welcomed into a supportive community and treated as a colleague. You’ll gain free, personalised skills training, expert careers advice and become part of an inspiring, collaborative group of researchers from across the disciplines.
  • Track Changes a postgraduate run inter-disciplinary journal which celebrates the talent and diversity to be found within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. It promotes publication by postgraduates of all levels and early-career academics within a year of finishing their doctorate. Each issue is planned around a theme.
  • PROGRESS, Sheffield's Postgraduate Society, run by postgraduates, for postgraduates. It hosts a variety of events including after-work drinks, pub quiz, meals out and special events too which are voted for by members.
  • Students Union. The Students’ Union is at the heart of the campus and student life. Sheffield Students' Union is regularly voted the best in the country, most recently in 2016. The Union is run by eight Student Officers, elected by the whole student population. Whether you’re interested in joining a society or even starting your own society, trying something new with give it a go, volunteering, sporting activities, or just grabbing something to eat or drink, the Union is the place to go.

Our postgraduate students run, or co-direct impressive WRoCAH AHRC-funded research projects such us Hidden Perspectives and The Gothic Bible Project.