The Postgraduate Support Network

The Postgraduate Support Network

Key Contacts

As well as Postgraduate Student Representatives, and the school office, there are two primary contacts that can help discuss matters with regards to both prospective and current postgraduate students. These are the Director of Postgraduate Research, primarily in charge of research degrees, and the Director of Postgraduate Studies, primarily in charge of our taught postgraduate programes. Contact details for the current holders of these posts can be found below.

Director of Postgraduate Research: Dr Suk-Jun Kim

Director of Postgraduate Studies: Dr Tania Fahey Palma

If you are interested in studying with us, either by research or on one of our taught programmes, then please consul our Degree Programmes page for more information on the programmes available, the research interests within the school and help and advice on how to apply. throughout the academic year to help our postgraduate students excel throughout their studies.

Postgraduate Research Events & Support

Below you can find information on some of the resources and events that run throughout the academic year to help our postgraduate students excel throughout their studies. 

Common Room

Due to Covid-19 the Common Room is closed until further notice.

The School of LLMVC has a dedicated space for its PGT and PGR students, a friendly common room located in Taylor C6. The door is kept locked but you can get the code from the School office. The common room is yours to use as you like, for meetings, quiet study, social events, to eat lunch or grab a coffee. There is a coffee machine, tea kettle, microwave and refrigerator for you to use, and cosy chairs to relax in. The Common Room also features a “de-stress” corner, with de-stressing toys and games, and coloring books.

Research Gym

The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture pioneered the Research Gym: Training to be a Researcher in the Humanities. The Gym offers regular training sessions related to the skills needed to be a successful researcher, such as academic writing, formulating a research proposal, navigating the funding landscape, research ethics, collaboration, presentation skills, among others. For the first time in 2017-2018, the Research Gym was run in collaboration with the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, offering LLMVC students to meet with other researchers in the humanities from another School.

PG Conference

Our annual Postgraduate Research Conference Language, Text, Sound & Image showcases postgraduate research in the school. At this event PhD students in their second year of study or beyond, give their annual research presentation. For some, this may be their first research paper, while others may already be old hands on the conference circuit. Either way it is an opportunity for students to improve their presenting skills, to try out aspects of their thesis in a research paper format, and to get feedback on their work from staff and fellow research students across the school. 

PG Forum

The PG Forum is a space that allows Postgraduate students to socialise, improve their academic communicative skills and build networks, and friendships that will go beyond their university career. The Forum provides an ideal venue for trying out papers ahead of conferences (warm welcome, useful feedback, and minimal tricky questions guaranteed). Our social activities are also planned according to requests from the PG community. If you want to get involved with the planning process, come along to our GMs, where you can tell the PG reps what you’d like to get from the Forum. Keep an eye out for emails about Forum activity, or stay up to date via the Facebook page: