Current research students
At Bristol, you’re part of a thriving and vibrant community of over 3,500 postgraduate researchers. We’re here to support your development and enhance your experience with training, events and opportunities.
Personal and Professional Development programme
We curate a programme of workshops, seminars and online resources that’s designed to provide you with practical help and support — whatever stage you’re at in your postgraduate research degree.
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.
Connect with your Bristol postgraduate research community in a brand-new space dedicated to researcher development and wellbeing.
Top tips for newly registered postgraduate researchers
Find out what University-wide support is available to you as a newly-registered research student to help you get off to the best possible start during your time here.
Online training, tools and events for PGRs
Visit our Sharepoint site for our online PGR events calendar and a host of digital tips, tools and resources to support your research.
Funding pots for current students
There are funding pots 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.
Student Representatives provide a vital bridge between the student body and the University, with over 100 PGR students taking on the role of representing their PGR programme. They bring their peers' feedback to university staff and push for change. Find out how to contact your rep, or how to become one yourself on the SU website.
Health and wellbeing
There is a range of free health and wellbeing services available if you need some extra support.
Find out more about our fortnightly newsletter, including how to sign up and to submit content.
Our blog is a forum for discussion and ideas-sharing for the postgraduate research community.