Resources for newly registered postgraduate researchers

At the University of Bristol, you are part of a thriving and vibrant community of over 3,000 postgraduate researchers. All our postgraduate researchers are automatically a part of the Bristol Doctoral College. Find out how we can support you as you settle into research life and our wonderful city.

For all the nuts and bolts around registration, be sure you follow the information outlined in the University's New Students pages.

Read our new PGR checklist

Once you have registered, make sure you go through our postgraduate researcher checklist on the Bristol Doctoral College Sharepoint site to make the most of your first few months.

Visit our Bristol Doctoral College Sharepoint site

Our Sharepoint site also contains lots of information for new PGRs, including videos, interactive message boards and a calendar of relevant events for PGRs, as well as online training and development resources.

Look out for our welcome emails

We'll be sending you a series of emails providing key resources and information to make the most out of your time at Bristol. Look out for these informative emails from the Bristol Doctoral College.

Attend our PGR Welcome Event

The Bristol Doctoral College is holding a Welcome Event for new PGRs on Tuesday 31 October. It offers a great opportunity to meet your research community and learn about the resources available to PGR students. The event will feature welcome talks from Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Evelyn Welch, and Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Professor Harry Mellor. Roundtable-style discussions on key PGR-related topics such as supervision and building a community, as well as the opportunity to meet representatives from departments such as Sport, Exercise & Health, the Library and the Careers Service.

Registration checklist

Not registered yet? Questions about getting yourself set up on basic systems, or into your accommodation? Check out the New Students checklist for a rundown of everything you need to get done and where you need to go.

Top tips from fellow PGRs

Looking for advice from a PGR perspective? Visit the BDC blog to read six tips from current and recently graduated research students.

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