Events and opportunities
We organise events and opportunities for you to connect and collaborate with other researchers, as well as showcase your work to your peers and the wider world.
COVID-19 information for PGRs
- Please visit the University's Coronavirus webpages for updates on the latest policies and information.
- For an overview of Bristol Doctoral College activities, online events and support during lockdown, visit the Tips and tools during COVID-19 webpage.
- BDC PPD and training activities have moved online: visit our PPD pages for more information.
- Our PGR Hub is closed: visit the PGR Hub webpage for updated information.
Research without Borders
Our flagship festival of postgraduate research takes place every year in the summer term.
Online PGR Welcome Events
Special online events to welcome new students to Bristol, where you can meet and network with your peers.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition
An 80,000-word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit: 3 minutes.
PGR Development Fund
We could fund you to organise workshops or events to benefit your research community.
PGR Community Fund
We can assist with funding and guidance for you to organise community-building social activities — online.
You can access resources and support through the GW4 Network, a joint collaboration between the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
A pilot initiative that aims to connect our PGR community — in small virtual groups
Apply for our three-day writing event for late-stage PGRs.
Find out more about our fortnightly newsletter, including how to sign up and to submit content.
There are funds available to all postgraduate researchers for different purposes. Read about the ways you can access funds to support research-related activities, personal and professional development, and other initiatives.