Connect with the Bristol postgraduate research community in a brand-new space dedicated to researcher development and wellbeing.

What is the hub and who is it for?

The PGR Hub is a cross-disciplinary research collaboration space where you can connect with fellow research students from other parts of the University.

The hub consists of:

  • Two bookable training rooms for events, meetings, workshops and other activities
  • A shared collaborative space where you can meet informally, use for social occasions, and generally hang out
  • The BDC office – come and say hello!

Would you like to run an activity in the Hub, book a room, or use our facilities for any reason?

Book the PGR Hub

For all our upcoming events and activities – and to check when there is an available space to run your own activity – make sure you bookmark our calendar of events.

Bookmark the PGR Hub calendar

What can I do in the hub?

The hub is designed for PGRs to meet outside of their faculty or department for a variety of their development and wellbeing needs.

There is a packed programme of activities you can get involved in, ranging from the entirety of the Personal and Professional Development programme to more fun, social events.

  • Learn about and celebrate Bristol’s vibrant and diverse research community
  • Develop yourself as a researcher and discover where your research journey can lead you
  • Seek advice and support at every step of your degree

Where is the hub?

The hub is located on the 1st floor of the refurbished Senate House, as part of the Campus Heart project.

This “pop-up” location will be the PGR Hub home until May 2019, when the Hub will move to another space as building works and development continue as part of the project.

When can I access the hub?

The PGR Hub can be accessed by all PGRs via UCard from 8am – 10pm, Monday – Fridays.

Please note there will be no staff outside of standard office hours (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday), but student-led activities are welcome to continue in the space. Guidelines will be provided for out-of-hours activities.

Security will be present during all opening hours. The main Senate House building closes each evening at 10pm and you will be asked to leave the space at this time by Security Services.

How can I get involved?

The PGR Hub is a space dedicated to postgraduate researchers and run by postgraduate researchers. We welcome any and all suggestions for possible activities in the space!

If you'd like to be involved with how the space is run, or have a suggestion for an activity or initiative you'd like to see take place in the space, please email us.

The presence of PGR hub at the centre of our University campus is symbolic of the importance the University attributes to its postgraduate research community.

Shubham Singh, PG Education Officer

Behind the name: PGR Hub

We asked you to choose the new name for our new space, and you chose: PGR Hub! The name is what it says on the tin – a central hub for all things related to the postgraduate research community. 

Thanks to everyone who submitted names and everyone who voted in our BDC Bulletin. Though we’re still wondering if we should have gone with ‘Steve’...

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