The Postraduate Community

The postgraduate community within the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture covers a broad range of subjects, and provides ample oppertunity for students to engage in interdisciplinary study with their peers. On the following pages you can find a list of all of our current PGR students, alongside some information on their current research, and further details on the support structures and staff that help make studying within the school a positive experience.

If you are considering studying with us but are yet to apply, then more information on the programmes that are availbale within the school and how to applyt for them can be found on our Degree Programmes page.


Postgraduate Student Representatives

One of the primary contacts for all postgraduate students is their postgraduate student representative. Our postgraduate students reps are here to listen to current students, represent students at school meetings, help support the postgraduate comunity thorugh stewardship of the postgradate forum and liase with key members of staff to help address any concerns if they are raised. If you are a postgraduate student and have anything that you'd like discussed, please contact one of the representatives below.

Clarisa Novello

Maxwell Donaldson


Saeed Nasir

I am an international PhD candidate in English. Basically, I am from Pakistan and hold M. Phil and M.A English from Baha Uddin Zakariya University, Multan Pakistan. My research focuses on Samuel Beckett and the Muslim World, and it is funded by Punjab Higher Education Commission, Lahore, Pakistan.

Currently, I am working as PG Rep at LLMVC and this role allows me to represent you at various bodies of the University of Aberdeen including 'Evidence for Enhancement: Improving the Student Experience', Postgraduate Research School and others. At the school, our focus is to enhance the standard of research environment  and  opportunities of socialization for you. Postgraduate forum is one of the examples for this. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions, concerns or ideas you may have about how to improve your learning experience at the School of Language, Literature, Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen.

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