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Research support for postgraduate researchers

Induction, support and guidance for postgraduate researchers.

We are committed to helping our postgraduate researchers to become future research leaders, producing impactful researcher that benefits society.

To find out more about our plan to grow and support postgraduate researchers, download Our Commitment to Postgraduate Research (PDF, 7.22MB).

Postgraduate Researcher Induction

We run an Induction that provides you with an opportunity to meet other postgraduate researchers (PGRs) across a range of disciplines. You will find out what it is like to be a PGR at York St John, and discover the support available to you from our professional services teams. This includes the Library, Digital Training, Wellbeing, Careers and International Student Support teams.

You will also learn about the Postgraduate Research Student Lifecycle. This tracks the key milestones throughout your degree and the information you will need to succeed at York St John. It also includes details of useful research policies and documents.

Within the Induction, you will have the chance to meet the Research Office team who provide support to PGRs throughout the PGR lifecycle. You will also meet your PGR Representatives who are here to make sure that your voice as a PGR is heard.

The PGR Induction takes place on the York St John campus in York on the first Monday and Tuesday of October and February in line with the 1 October and 1 February start dates.

All October and February intakes will be sent the Induction Programme prior to starting their course with all the relevant details on timings and where the Induction will take place.

Virtual Graduate Centre (Moodle)

We provide resources for postgraduate researchers on Moodle.

You will find training and skills development sessions here, information on policies, guidance and regulations as well as forums for you to share top tips with your peers.

Virtual Graduate Centre (Moodle)

Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Project Fund

As a doctoral PGR you can apply for funding of up to £500 (full time) or £250 (part time) for the current financial year from the PGR Project Fund for the following criteria:

  • Fieldwork
  • Specialist equipment
  • Technical training
  • Participant incentives
  • Research conferences
  • Exceptional requests

All applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Research Office.

To apply you need to complete and submit a Project Fund application form

PGR Project Fund application form

Before you apply please familiarise yourself with the following document:RO07 PGR Project Fund 2022-23 (PDF, 0.3MB)

Any purchases made without approval cannot be reimbursed.

Associated documents:

Postgraduate Research Skills Programme

We support the University's diverse research community by running training and development opportunities, events and conferences which are dedicated to postgraduate researchers. Our PGR Research Skills Programme offers a range of core and optional sessions focusing on:

  • Academic skills
  • Career development
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Publication
  • Research ethics and integrity
  • Methodologies, tools and techniques

Associated document: PGR Research Skills Programme 2022-23 (PDF, 2.4MB)

For more information and to view the calendar of events, visit the YSJ Academic Development Programme for Learning, Teaching and Research.

Library and Learning Services

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Our Library and Learning Services team also provide support for our research community, throughout the research cycle.

They provide resources, advice and support for our research community. They also help you to share your research in line with University policies.

Library Research Support

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