PGR Code of Practice

PGR Code of Practice

Download: 2023-24 PGR Code of Practice

The University of Glasgow recognises that research students make a vital contribution to our institution’s research output, culture and international reputation as a dynamic, competitive, research-led university.

The University has agreed that some aspects of a postgraduate research student’s experience are common across all disciplines.  The University’s Graduate Schools have therefore developed a Postgraduate Research (PGR) Code of Practice, which sets out guidelines to students and staff about the most effective practice for each stage in a postgraduate student’s life.  These are the expected standards that all staff and students should maintain. 

It is important that postgraduate research students:

  • receive the highest quality of support from University staff;
  • are encouraged and supported to have an excellent student experience;
  • have access to the correct information and resources to facilitate the satisfactory completion of their research;
  • develop the skills needed for their future careers;
  • are aware of their roles and responsibilities as well as those of their supervisors and other University staff.

Summary of important changes to the 2023/24 Code of Practice

  • An update is made to Section 7 - Student Wellbeing, which now has a dedicated segment for Absence Policy (paragraphs 7.8 – 7.22).
  • An update is made to Section 8 - Student Mobility and Distance Learning Study to include guidance regarding Trusted Research and Export Control (paragraphs 8.4, 8.4.1, 8.4.2,8.4.3).
  • To reflect updates on the absence policy, trusted research and export controls, changes are made to Section 16 - Roles & Responsibilities at a glance (paragraphs: 16.2, 16.4, 16.13, 16.19, 16.21, 16.27).