About the Graduate School

The UWE Bristol Graduate School develops postgraduate research strategy and policies, and, through a single point of contact, provides dedicated support for everyone involved in postgraduate research at the University – research degree candidates, supervisors, examiners and university services.

The Graduate School is part of Research, Business and Innovation (RBI) and provides the University's external postgraduate researcher (PGR) interface with partners, both within and outside academia. It focuses on a diversity of doctoral pathways based on real-world challenges that help UWE Bristol deliver Strategy 2030.

Key people

The Academic Director of the UWE Bristol Graduate School Director, Professor Neil Willey, champions the cause of postgraduate researchers and their supervisors across the University. Vicky Nash manages the Graduate School Office, an experienced and integrated team who provide support for postgraduate research across all the faculties, and includes faculty-facing staff. The Graduate School Office manages the whole PGR journey from recruitment through to final examination, including support for the PGR committees.

The Graduate School Sub-Committee (GSSC) is a forum for the development of postgraduate research strategy, regulation and policy. Faculty Research Degree Committees (FRDCs) oversee the delivery of PGR in Faculties and contribute to GSSC. The Research Degrees Award Board (RDAB) oversees the examination and award of research degrees.

Get involved

We run a skills development programme of workshops to help researchers develop a wide variety of skills. These workshops are free of charge if you are a registered PGR and are also a great way to meet PGRs from across the university.

The UWE Bristol DocSoc is a PGR-led society that runs a variety of activities. There are PGR reps on FRDCs, the GSSC and UWE Bristol’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee.

We loved to hear from you via phone, email or in person in room 3E37 (Frenchay campus).