You will join a community of researchers from the UK and overseas, including the EU, the Middle and Far East, Latin America and the United States. The diversity of cultural and disciplinary backgrounds, provide a rich, rewarding and supportive postgraduate community.
Our energetic research culture also involves a programme of visiting speakers and regular symposia organised by staff and students.
As a comparative literature research student, you will fully participate in, and organise, events and activities such as:
- seminar presentations
- film cycles
- discussion panels
- an annual postgraduate forum
- conventional research papers
- collaborative research presentations
- question-and-answer slots
- organised discussions of pre-submitted papers
- sessions on the various challenges facing research students
Researcher training and development
The Researcher Academy is the network for researchers, and staff who support them. We work together to promote a healthy research culture, to cultivate researcher excellence, and develop creative partnerships that enable researchers to flourish.
Postgraduate researchers at Nottingham have access to our online Members’ area, which includes a wealth of resources, access to training courses and award-winning postgraduate placements.
Our graduate centres are dedicated community spaces on campus for postgraduates.
Each space has areas for:
- computer work
- kitchen facilities
You will have access to a range of support services, including:
- academic and disability support
- childcare services
- counselling service
- faith support
- financial support
- mental health and wellbeing support
- visa and immigration advice
- welfare support
Our Students' Union represents all students. You can join the Postgraduate Students’ Network or contact the dedicated Postgraduate Officer.
There are also a range of support networks, including groups for:
- international students
- black and minority ethnic students
- students who identify as women
- students with disabilities
- LGBT+ students
SU Advice provides free, independent and confidential advice on issues such as accommodation, financial and academic difficulties.