Engineering & Science Graduate Centre

About the ESGC

The ESGC is based in C.08 in the Engineering and Science Learning Centre, and is open exclusively to postgraduate students and researchers.

The Centre offers:

  • plenty of space for relaxing and meeting other students
  • a football table and wide selection of board games
  • wi-fi and networked computers
  • kitchen facilities including microwaves and a fridge
  • a seminar room (C09) which can be booked by students to practise presentations or do group work
  • An extensive Career library that focuses on topics such as interviews, CV writing and presentation skills



The Centre provides access to a range of dedicated researcher development activities, including training courses, careers sessions and seminars. To take part in any of these activities, please book your place through Central Short Courses.

Elizabeth Davey (Science) and Alison Johnson (Engineering) are the members of the Graduate School's Researcher Training and Development Team who have specific responsibility for supporting training and development activities in the ESGC.

Valentine Anyanwu and Aziz Fadoul are the ESGC Coordinators and help Elizabeth and Alison manage the day-to-day running of the centres and help coordinate our programme of activities for postgraduate students.

Social events

The ESGC organises several social events throughout the year. The events are free of charge and open to all postgraduate students. Join our Facebook page and stay updated.


What fellow students have to say...

Bruce Kakimpa, MSc & PhD
The ESGC through its many events offers a great environment for networking with other Engineering postgraduates. It’s also a place where you can find relevant advice and practical training on planning your future career whether this is in industry or academia.
Paolo Matelloni, PhD
If you want to meet motivated, social and open minded people, the ESGC is the place you have to hit. Expand your social and professional horizons with lots of seminars and events bridging with industries, as well as having fun with other people.
Wei Cai, MSc & PhD
At ESGC I meet lots of friends from different background at the same time I get all kinds of information about jobs and PhD opportunities. ESGC is absolutely a perfect place for engineering students!


Engineering & Science Graduate Centre

The University of Nottingham
C.08, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0)115 846 7304 / 748 4100