First year postgraduate researchers…

First year postgraduate researchers…

PGRs and academics from BU have designed a series of bespoke, virtual workshops to provide you support as you start your PGR journey. The series of workshops are being trialled as part of a BU PhD research project. There are still spaces available in the following groups:

  • Mentoring Group (Tuesdays, 12-1pm, starting 6th October for 4 weeks).

Dr Steve Trenoweth will be offering support sessions for a group of PGRs, providing you with an extra layer of social support from an experienced academic outside of your supervisory team as you begin your research.

  • Mindfulness Group (Tuesdays, 10-11am, starting 6th October for 6 weeks).

Jason, a mindfulness trainer and PGR here at BU, has designed an introductory, guided course especially for PGRs, teaching you skills to help reduce stress and increase focus and concentration.

  • Project Planning Group (Mondays, 2-3pm, starting 28th September for 4 weeks). 

Dr Orlanda Harvey, a recent BU graduate, is running a practical and hands-on course in project planning to help you to plan and mentally prepare for the challenges of PGR study.

Please register via the following link if you would like to take part in any of the workshops and study:

Mindfulness and project planning resources will also be available for you to access via the Brightspace PGR Peer Support unit once the workshops have started.

If you have any questions please contact Chloe Casey (