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The University of Leicester Postgraduate Research Society (PGR Soc.)


Did you know that nearly half of University of Leicester students are postgraduates, with many undertaking a research degree like a PhD?

A PhD is a great opportunity to work on research that interests YOU and develop a whole host of new skills for your future career. But they’re also difficult endeavours, requiring dedication and long hours that can leave you feeling isolated and stressed.

The society is run entirely by Postgraduate Research (PGR) students, for PGR students.

We are planning monthly socials to enable PGRs from across the University to come together, relax and foster a community of PGRs beyond the boundaries of academic college or department. These will range from meals, to screenings of TED talks, to careers talks and topical debates. We are also working with the University to promote and raise awareness of University-run events like Café Research and the Festival of Postgraduate Research.


In addition to this, we are also working with University college and departmental committees to ensure PGRs’ concerns are heard. We are establishing regular forums to enable PGRs to discuss any issues or concerns they have. Where appropriate, these can then be referred or passed to relevant University representatives or committees.


If you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, feel free to send them to us at!

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