Postgraduate research and taught students are represented by their own elected officers on the Students' Union council. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or ideas related to PG student experience at Southampton to ensure we represent you as effectively as possible.
Hi. I'm a second year PGR in ECS working on security and safety analysis of national infrastructure and in total I've been at the University of Southampton for over 5 years. I'm delighted to be your PGR student officer this year and would love to hear from you anytime!
Postgraduate (Research) Students Officer
A big hello from your Taught Officer! I am doing a masters in Unmanned Systems (Drones!) and this is my first year in Southampton. So really excited for this year and looking forward to hearing from you!!
Postgraduate (Taught) Students Officer
Life as a postgraduate research student has its ups and downs, but you don't have to go through them on your own. BSPS welcomes all new or current postgraduate research students to our community, where we will be providing social and career events to make your time here as enjoyable and worthwhile as possible
BSPS also organise the Postgraduate pub quiz held every month in either the Stags Pub or Bridge Bar on Highfield Campus. PGs from all faculties welcome! Join the Facebook group or see our events page for details.
The University of Southampton Optics and Photonics Society consists of a group of postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The society encourages social activities that enhances members' working relationships and provides a break from the hard work of scientific research.
There is an educational aspect to our ventures, with regular trips to scientific sites and seminars in house. Our outreach programme, Lightwave, is a road show taken to schools and extracurricular clubs in the Southampton area and around the south coast, presenting scientific phenomena to children aged 5-11.
Although we are called the Life Sciences Postgraduate Society which covers the faculties of medicine, psychology and health sciences, we welcome ALL postgraduate students! All you have to do is e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Humanities Graduate School Student Network (GradNet) is an inclusive, student-led community for any postgraduate in the Faculty of Humanities, which strives to create an atmosphere for students to connect, both informally as individuals and as developing professionals.
The Bright Club format - combining research and comedy to educate and entertain - was originated at University College London. From UCL the idea has spread around the country, gaining publicity and momentum. Bright Club enables researchers to take their work to a wider audience, sharing their enthusiasm for their area of expertise within the guise of stand-up comedy. A team of enthusiastic PG researchers have set up Southampton's very own Bright Club. Training is provided to anyone who's interested in performing and each gig will be compered and/or headlined by a professional comedian. Performers aren't restricted to stand-up; we welcome songs, poems, interpretive dance â€“ anything you can think of! So whether you're interested in performing, spectating, organising or just want to hear more, please get in touch to join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with developments.
Contact the Bright Club Team: email@example.com
The University Eagles Badminton Club Facebook is a social and competitive badminton club for staff, graduates and associates of the University of Southampton. We play with feather shuttles and play both mixed and level doubles. As a predominantly social club, we welcome players of all levels; however you will need your own racquet and to understand the rules of badminton.
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Winchester School of Art offers a forum for Postgraduate Researchers to situate their work within the context of wider critical and historical debates.
The Southampton Business School PGR Society is a common place for business PGR students in UoS sharing social and academic interests. Our objectives are to promote the study and research of business within the university and the wider community; to provide a voice for SBS PGR students within the School and University and to engage and collaborate with all types of groups in the promotion of business research and the understanding of its positive impacts on society.
If you would like to form or affiliate a new society with SUSU you can do so here.
There are a number of opportunities to meet with other postgraduates for socialising and discussion at the University.
An opportunity for postgraduate taught and research students to meet over a cup of tea or coffee and slice of cake. We also have various card and board games if you fancy a game of chess, scrabble, Uno, etc. 10.30 on Thursday mornings in the Bridge Bar. This is a chance to meet up informally with fellow postgrads from across the University, relax over free refreshments, share questions and concerns, learn about each others' research and other cultures, make new friends and network within a social setting.
A group that does what it says on the tin and brings Christian Post-Graduates together.
Listen, sip, discuss - The Researchers' Cafe is a new way for researchers to meet each other and other staff, students and the public and discuss their research in an informal space.
A new informal science community formed by PG researchers in Southampton allowing everyone to participate in science through talks, questions, exploration and discussion â€“ as well as lots of artistic creation! Let's discover our inner scientists!
A Facebook group to meet and chat with your fellow Postgrads, suggest events and ask any questions you may have. We'll be using this page to share upcoming news and events taking place within your Students' Union!
Some postgraduate student groups publish blogs on their research, PG student life or other topics of interest.