Postgraduate Research School

Postgraduate Research School

As a postgraduate research student you are also part of the University-wide Postgraduate Research School. The Postgraduate Research School oversees your complete postgraduate experience and is here to support you throughout the your PhD journey, from registration to graduation. More information can be found on the PGR website.

For details of programme-based and/or School/Discipline induction activities that you are expected to attend, please click on your respective School where such events will be advertised as details are confirmed.


We are looking forward to welcoming you as you start your research journey with us. As a postgraduate research student you will have the opportunity to attend a university wide induction in addition to your School induction.

Your Development

We are passionate about your development – academic and personal – and equipping you with the skills, knowledge and experience to stand out in your field. We have a comprehensive blended learning training programme that, through a mix of e-learning resources and face to face workshops, online and in person, will help you navigate your PhD successfully.

Explore the training and development pages to find out more.

As a PGR student you also are required to complete a mandatory training programme within the first six months of your research degree.

Getting Started with Your PhD

You can work through the University of Aberdeen Orientation programme for Postgraduate Researchers before you arrive. Once you have registered you can access the remaining modules through your bespoke PGR training platform on our virtual learning environment. 

Timelines and milestones

The PGR School training and development programme offers academic, professional, and personal development through a number of training workshops, resources and opportunities, all intended to support the PGR community at the University of Aberdeen.

Find out more here.

To help you settle in, you’ll find details of your School’s PGR induction and other useful information relating to your PGR journey. Your School will inform you of any local induction details. You can find information about the next available PGR School induction and orientation on the website.