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.
COVID-19 information for PGRs
- Please visit the University's Coronavirus webpages for updates on the latest policies and information.
- For an overview of Bristol Doctoral College activities, online events and support during lockdown, visit the Tips and tools during COVID-19 webpage.
- BDC PPD and training activities have moved online: visit our PPD pages for more information.
- Our PGR Hub is closed: visit the PGR Hub webpage for updated information.
Brexit updates: stay informed
The University’s focus remains on supporting all students and retaining Bristol’s links with our European partners. As the government continues its negotiations, please stay informed with the latest news and updates:
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.
STaR online tool
STaR is an online tool that helps you manage, track and communicate your progress from wherever you are in the world.
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.
Find out what's happening across the University as a result of the most recent PRES survey.
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.