The Graduate School offers social and study space for the postgraduate community in the University of Nottingham. The Graduate School also administers travel prizes, library bursaries etc. and aims to support the postgraduate research community.
Students MUST get the Head of School’s agreement before applying for these schemes. Where matched funding is required, this does not necessarily need funding from the School as many research students are successful in obtaining external funding or are self-funding and may still apply to these schemes. However, if you wish to apply for match funding, please contact Rebecca Peck about applying to the School's Research Committee.
Postgraduate Student Conference Opportunities and Calls for Papers are also advertised through the Graduate School
Further information about the Graduate School is available on the Graduate School Website. The Graduate School is located in Highfield House, University Park Campus.
Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre
The Graduate Centre for postgraduate students in the Social Sciences and Arts is located on the first floor of Highfield House. Accessible 24/7 by card access, this space provides computer stations, a social area with informal seating and areas where students can work individually or in groups. Students also have access to a small seminar room and kitchen facilities.
The Social Sciences & Arts Graduate Centre (SSAGC) is a;
- Provider of postgraduate social and learning space,
- Hub for faculty-specific training and careers programme,
- Focus for inter and cross-disciplinary student collaboration
You can send any questions, suggestions or feedback for the SSAGC to email@example.com.
Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA)
The PGSA is the representative body for all postgraduate students at the University, and all current postgraduate students including part-time are automatically members.
The aim of the PGSA is to make the postgraduate experience at Nottingham as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. They run social events throughout the year, organise sports teams, look after welfare issues, and represent postgraduate interests on University committees. For further information see the PGSA Website.
Student Common Room
We are pleased to announce that there will be a brand new common room for all students from the School of English and CLAS! Located around the corner from the Trent Café in LG 31-42, the common room will be a 24hr space for you to study, eat, relax, and socialise. It will feature:
- A space for socialising and relaxation with comfy sofas
- A kitchen area with fridge and microwave
- Quiet study areas for when you want to get your head down and have a quiet space to work in
- Computers for your work or if you just fancy surfing the web
- Meeting rooms you can use for study group sessions, reading groups, etc. (these can also be booked in advance)
- Student pigeon holes The design of the space is still a work in progress so we welcome any ideas and suggestions from you all. It’s your space, so we need your feedback! Get in touch with your Learning Community Forum (LCF) representative and give them your ideas. For LCF details follow the link below:
Out of Hours Access to CLAS Kitchen
The School of CLAS have very kindly agreed to let School of English PGR students, who are working out of hours in the PGR Offices, use of their kitchen facilities, located in B9 (Trent Building), as follows:
Weekdays - before 8.30am and after 17.00.
Weekends - all day.
This will be for a trial period to the end of the academic year 2017/18.
PGR Offices in the Trent Building
All research students in the School of English have shared office space on the third floor of the Trent building. This dedicated office space for research students in the School of English provides research students with access to networked desktop PCs, printing, photocopying and tea/coffee making facilities during their period of registration.
Entry in to C4 and C27 is by key-pad or key. Relevant codes or keys will be given to you after you have registered.
All other offices are accessed by keys, available from Simon Hopkins in A90, Trent.
The Hallward Library also has some carrels which are allocated to Postgraduates on a short-term basis. If you wish to apply for a carrel, visit the Nottingham UNLOC page, and then click on the 'laptops/tablets/rooms' option along the top.
There is also study space in the Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre.
There are lockers available in the PGR office space (C4 Trent) and students are welcome to use a locker if they wish. Locker keys are available from Simon Hopkins.
The School has a small number of laptops that research students may borrow for short research trips (maximum two weeks). The laptops have basic word processing and spreadsheet functionality and can be used for web access. Students should contact Simon Hopkins for further information.
Extensive sports facilities exist at the University of Nottingham and opportunities to take part in sport at all levels of ability are provided by the Department of Physical Recreation. The University has a swimming pool, sports hall, running tracks, squash courts, fitness centre and gym etc. Additional information, leaflets and a comprehensive handbook are all available at the sports centre reception desk, please see: www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/
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For help and advice with all aspects of job hunting, writing CVs, interviews, etc, visit them at Portland Building.
For all Students' Union offices and facilities, visit the Portland Building.
Research Students who wish to book rooms for meetings should contact Simon Hopkins who will assist students in arranging this.
Students can also book rooms in the Social Sciences and Arts Graduate Centre - please contact them directly to arrange this.
In addition to the shared offices, the University has a large number of computer workstation rooms across campus.
Username and Password
Your University username (format: aez???) and password will give you access to most services within the University network.
You will get a reminder to change your password every 180 days. You can manage your password at password.nottingham.ac.uk.
Passwords must not be stored/remembered on any device or written down anywhere and/or stored on the device. Help setting up a secure password can be found at www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/connect/passwordmanager.asp
Library Resources and Inter-library Loans
We also have a team dedicated to the Faculty of Arts library resources, and so if you do have any specific enquiries you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research students are entitled to inter-library loans. Vouchers for these are available from Jo Pullen.
Photocopying and Printing Support
The School provides printing and photocopying facilities for students on the third floor, Trent Building near to the PGR study space. You will receive instructions on how to set up access to the new printers as a new student, but if you have any queries about accessing the printer, please contact Simon Hopkins. The Quality Manual recommends that a research student should be entitled to £100 per year to assist with photocopying and the cost of draft printing required for reports. The School will monitor printing and photocopying on a monthly basis and contact supervisors if students are approaching their maximum yearly allowance. Students who feel they need a higher allowance should inform their supervisors.
Telephone and Fax
Research students have access to a telephone which permits internal telephone calls. Research students who wish to use an external telephone should ask for assistance from Simon Hopkins. The Xerox print and copy machines can also be used as fax machines.
Most University telephone numbers have a pre-fix of 95- or 84- followed by a 5 digit number. For example, 9515900 is the main School number. This is the number you call from outside the University. The internal telephone number is 15900.
You can look up telephone numbers on the University website.