School of English

PGR Symposium

In accordance with our regulations for Annual Review of Postgraduate Research Students, attendance at the Symposium is compulsory for all registered, full-time research students (attendance is not compulsory for part-time students, or students in their writing-up period).

This year's PGR Symposium will be taking place on Thursday 7th November.

Please complete the registration form available below by Wednesday 16th October.

Aimee Bailey presenting at the 2018 PGR Symposium


  • First year students are required to attend the Symposium. They are very welcome to participate by delivering a presentation if they wish.
  • Second years must participate and deliver a paper.
  • Third years are required to chair a session at the Symposium.

Students who are not required to present, but would still like to do so are most welcome to take this valuable opportunity, and are kindly asked to please note this on the registration form so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you.

The event is the centrepiece and showcase of our research students’ academic year, intellectually and socially, and brings together the School community in an important and dynamic way. 

Presentations (which must not exceed the stated time) should be aimed at a non-specialist audience, since they will be presented to other postgraduate research students, along with members of staff from across the sections of the School. The paper does not need to be a finished piece of work. The intention is that this exercise should be useful to you as Research Students, both in terms of clarifying your own ideas and gaining more experience of presenting them, and in allowing you to benefit from the questions and comments of those in attendance.

There will be prizes – awarded by an audience ballot – for the best presentations.

We kindly ask all PGR students to confirm their attendance at the Symposium, by completing the Registration Form which is also available from the PGR Symposium Registration Page, and emailing it to Mrs Jo Pullen.

Dr Lucie Sutherland - Deputy Director PGR

Dr Nicola Royan - Director of Graduate Studies

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