Keeping the postgraduate research student community together

During this time when access to campus has been restricted, the Faculty’s PGR Society has been working hard to keep our PhD student community together. The Society usually runs several face-to-face events throughout the year, giving students the opportunity to network across departments and learn valuable skills such as communicating research, presentation skills, time management and teamwork. 

Without the ability to meet in person, the PGR Society organised virtual events for all students, including a fortnightly open forum with an update from the Faculty PGR Lead and Deputies, and the opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns. The students have also organised fortnightly quizzes with prizes which have proved very popular and received great feedback from the students. The Society will also run a ‘Gone in 60 seconds’ competition for students to present their research project in one minute. Esra Amoura and Lamis El Sharkasi, Co-Chairs of the Forum, said: “We feel honoured and proud of helping and supporting students by keeping our society’s business going during this challenging and difficult time, especially by letting them know that they are not alone!”

If you’d like to know more about the society’s activities and virtual events, you can watch this video.