We facilitate several programmes and events for postgraduate students that are ongoing throughout the academic year:

See which events are coming up next on our Calendar.

Need some support for your own event? Check out our Student Event Grant.

Monthly Coffee Social

 Join us for a cup of coffee and a chat.

The coffee socials are a great way to meet fellow postgraduate students in casual and relaxed setting.

No registration required. 


Buddy Programme

Applications NOW OPEN!

Apply to be a Buddy HERE
Apply to be a BGL HERE

Applications close 26 July, 2023. 

Got questions? Feel free to email our Buddy Programme Co-ordinator, Francis,

The buddy programme provides postgraduate students with a support network and knowledge sharing community. Doctoral candidates are selected as buddy group leaders (BGLs) and facilitate casual meetings with their small group of buddies (PgDip, Honours, or Masters students) throughout the semester. The buddy programme aims to improve:



BGLs meet with their buddy groups every fortnight to check in. Buddy groups are designed to be a safe space for pre-doctoral students to share concerns about their study programmes. It’s easy to feel isolated when doing postgraduate study; buddy groups provide comfort for students- you are not the only one finding it difficult!

Academic Performance

Every BGL is a 2nd year (+) doctoral candidate. They have done the work that you are completing for perhaps the first time- literature reviews, research presentations, 700 level exams, and more. BGLs offer the tips and tricks for getting through difficult aspects of research and postgraduate study.

Understanding of Academia

What does a career in research actually entail? Our BGLs share their experiences of doctoral study, and their knowledge of careers in academia.

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Want to get more involved? We are also open to new board members. If you are interested in improving the experience for your fellow postgraduates, send us an email at