Relax, make connections, enjoy fun events and further your development in this unique space for Bristol's postgraduate researcher (PGR) community.

The PGR Hub is a cross-disciplinary research collaboration space where you can connect with fellow research students from across the University. The Hub is situated on the second floor of Senate House and is a dedicated space for postgraduate researchers to relax, work together, and attend events and training.

The PGR Hub is open to all postgraduate researchers from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 9 pm. All PGRs can access the PGR Hub using their U-card and are welcome to use the space to relax, work, and meet with other PGRs.

PGR Hub events and activities

The Bristol Doctoral College runs a variety of community events in the PGR Hub, including yoga workshops and book groups, as well as training and skills development workshops as part of our Personal and Professional Development (PPD) programme 

Please visit myPGR to browse our blended programme of online and in-person PPD activities, and go to our PGR Hub page to find out more about the community events on offer. 

Running your own event in the PGR Hub

The Bristol Doctoral College welcomes ideas for a non-research related social event that could bring PGRs together in the Hub – and can provide funding to help make your idea a reality.  

If you want to host something fun and creative for all PGRs – for example a movie night, quiz, or crafternoon – then please apply to our PGR Community Fund for an award of up to £300 to fund your event. Visit our PGR Community Fund page to find out more.


For more information on the PGR Hub, including opening times and booking the space, visit the PGR Hub Sharepoint page

I love that the Hub is so close to my office and provides a quiet environment where researchers across all fields are able to come together. As a resource in general, the Hub seems like a great place to meet with PGRs from other departments, have a coffee, and relax during the work day. Staff are always so friendly and ready to help.

Kirsten Westmoreland (Psychology PhD)

The Hub Update

Every second and fourth Friday of the month, we share a 'What's happening in the PGR Hub' email with all PGRs. If you don’t already receive this and would like to, request to sign up by emailing

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