Postgraduate life at Surrey

Discover more about what it's like to be a postgraduate student at Surrey.

What it’s like organising a conference and why it’s a big deal

We’ve invited two guest bloggers from the Doctoral College Conference organising committee to tell us a bit about getting involved and what you can get out of it. The Conference happens on campus every summer and is a chance for current postgraduate researchers (PGRs) to present their research and hear what others are working on. […]

Training and Learning Opportunities for PhD Students at the University of Surrey

As a PhD student at the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management who has just started their 3rd year, I thought this was a good time to reflect upon all of the training and learning opportunities that I have had so far and continue to be offered. I have been tracking the training courses that […]

Open Research at Surrey

In my previous post, I talked about research culture here at Surrey and touched on the topic of open research. Since this is such a broad and important topic, I wanted to dedicate a whole post to open research to showcase the ways that Surrey encourages open research within our research community.  The University’s stance […]

Research Culture at Surrey

When choosing a doctoral programme, one of the key areas I considered alongside areas of research expertise was research culture.   The Royal Society states that “Research culture encompasses the behaviours, values, expectations, attitudes and norms of our research communities. It influences researchers’ career paths and determines the way that research is conducted and communicated.” […]

Pursuing a PhD as a Mature Student: My Experience at Surrey

I am a mature student currently working on a PhD in Hospitality & Tourism Management. However, at the University of Surrey, I am not alone in this endeavour. There are quite a few PhD students throughout the University who are working on a PhD a little later in life. The other mature students that I […]

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