Information for postgraduate researchers
This information applies to all research students, ie those on MA/MSc by Research, MPhil and PhD programmes, and for supervisors, graduate research administrators and other staff supporting the PG researchers.
In addition to the information provided here, the York Graduate Research School homepage contains links to all current information relating to the PG Research experience.
Conducting your research
To carry out face-to-face research you should:
Complete the research checklist (a member of staff or postgraduate researcher carrying out the research activity can do this)
Working from home
Booking space on campus
Please continue using the booking systems to book space in the Library and to monitor use of laboratory space and other research facilities, and for field trips and off-site working,
Supporting your mental health and wellbeing
Looking after yourself is an important. Try to keep a structured workload, make sure you’re taking regular breaks throughout the day and schedule in days off when you need them. Eat well and don’t place undue pressure on yourself. Don't forget, if you need help, just ask.
Here’s some of the support and wellbeing initiatives currently in place should you need them:
Check the health and wellbeing pages for a wide-range of resources, including coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing.
York Graduate Research School also has a support and wellbeing page, including access to ‘The Wellbeing Thesis’ online tool.
Visit the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) website for support and ideas on how to stay in touch.
Contribute to and make use of the student-led PhD Survival Project.
For 24/7 online support, see the service for York students, Big White Wall.
Contact our Postgraduate Research Liaison Officer, Jamie Khoo with ideas on how we can support and bring together research students from across the University. Email her at PGRfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding and financial support
You can find information about support funding and loans on our assistance funding web page.
We're engaging with funders where we can, and we are also working through established mission groups such as the Russell Group and Universities UK to ensure that the needs of our postgraduate research community are understood and responded to.