About the SBGC
The SBGC is based in the heart of the Sutton Bonington Campus and is a space exclusively available to postgraduates at the Sutton Bonington Campus.
With plenty of space for relaxing and meeting other students, the centre also offers a wide range of help and support for all postgraduates at the Campus.
The centre has wi-fi, networked computers and a seminar room which can be booked by students to practise presentations or do group work.
It also offers comfortable seating, free refreshments, board and puzzle games, and social activities.
The SBGC provides access to a range of dedicated researcher development activities, including training courses, careers sessions and seminars. Graduate School staff are present at the SBGC on a regular basis to provide researchers with the opportunity to discuss issues related to career and professional development needs.
Rachael Pearson is the member of the Graduate School's Researcher Training and Development Team who has specific responsibility for supporting training and development activities in the SBGC. Colman O'Cathail is the SBGC coordinator. He manages the day-to-day running of the centre and helps Rachael to co-ordinate the programme of activities at the SBGC.
Rachael is available in the SBGC on Tuesdays from 9am-3pm and Thursdays 11.15am-3.15pm.
Colman will usually be available in the SBGC for two hours each weekday.
What fellow students have to say...
Fereshteh Malekpoor-Mansoorkhani, PhD
I have enjoyed being a member of the society both as a Masters and a PhD student. It is a friendly area to relax, and there is lots going on, useful courses, meetings and parties. I try not to miss any of them!
Emily Boothroyd, PhD
It is too easy for PhDs and MScs to feel isolated in a country campus such as this. One of the main aims of the SBGC is to encourage social interaction between postgrads. I myself have made many friends as a result of being involved with the SBGC and have enjoyed seeing others do the same
Daniel Dzidzienyo, PhD
The SBGC and its User Committee, have helped me to develop the needed transferable skills for the challenging life after school, and has also provided me with the missing link between academic life and life outside the academia.