Postgraduate Network

About Bristol SU Postgraduate Network


**Welcome to Bristol SU Postgraduate Network - the hub for postgraduate students (both research and taught) at the University of Bristol!**

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The PG Network is a student-led initiative for all postgraduate students (both research and taught) that seeks to develop an active, strong and vibrant postgraduate community here at Bristol. 

The PG Network provides a real chance for students to together shape and develop Bristol postgraduate community life. Its cohesive and supportive nature inspires postgraduate students to get involved in organising and attending social events, and provides a platform through which students can effectively feed into and influence the decision-making and priority-setting of Bristol SU and the University of Bristol.

About Bristol SU Postgraduate Network Committee

The PG Network is led by a steering group, the Postgraduate Network Committee. The PG Network Committee are here to listen to your views, to advise, to take effective action, and to support and facilitate your ideas, whether this be for social events or improvements in your academic experience. The Committee hosts academic and social events throughout the year that bring together students from all over the university, to discuss, share experiences and relax.

The PG Network Committee is chaired by Ben Hudson. Voting for membership of the Committee took place between Monday 6 October 2014 and Sunday 12 October 2014. The results were as follows: 

Vice Chair: Jingwen Dai 

International Representative: Jude Nassar 

Postgraduate Taught Representative: Yunjie Shen and Emma Ranger

Postgraduate Research Representative: Rachel Harris

"I’m Rachel and I'm a 2nd year Neuroscience PhD student based at Southmead Hospital. I represent the views of postgraduate research students (PGRs) on the Postgraduate Network Committee. I also help run Postgraduate Network events and sit on several committees within the University to communicate the views of PGRs.?"

Events/ Marketing Officer: Antonis Vaefas 

Postgraduate Network Assistant: Sahar Shah

"Hi, I'm Sahar! I'm studying for an LLM in Labour Law and Corporate Governance. As the new Postgraduate Network Assistant, I will be working to develop the reach of the Postgraduate Network alongside Ben Hudson, Imogen Hughes and Laura Ho. In addition to providing administrative support and dealing with the Network's publicity and communications, I will be helping to plan a number of flagship events for members of the Network in the upcoming year. If you have any suggestions about how the Postgraduate Network can do more to engage (and create an enjoyable academic experience for) postgraduate students throughout the university, I would love to hear from you!"

Click here to see more information on the roles and responsibilities of the PG Network Committee positions. 


Bristol Doctoral College provides support for postgraduates working towards a doctoral degree, from training and development, to grants. Find out more at the Bristol Doctoral College website. You can also find useful information for current postgrads on the University of Bristol website.

Over the next two years, UBU Active will be hosting a range of sporting and wellbeing activites specifically targeted to postgraduate and international students. The best thing: no sports pass or prior experience required - all are welcome! Find out more:

The PG Network is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Bristol Alumni Foundation:

PG Network Summer BBQ
3rd August
Balloon Bar, Richmond Building
Take a well-needed night off from research to join us for our summer barbecue! Enjoy hot and fresh (free!) BBQ food and mingle with fellow postgrads. Pre-sessional students are very welcome!

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