Distance PGR Support

T‌he University of Glasgow is proud to welcome and support Post Graduate Researchers from the local area in addition to those studying and researching at a distance. 

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On-site courses

If you are only able to visit campus a few times a year and wish to attend an on-site training course that is taking place while you are here, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Please get in touch with us to arrange this, so as to avoid disappointment.

Contact researcher-development@glasgow.ac.uk for information and registration.


Please note that due to the UK lockdown, all of our courses are currently taking place online.

Courses are listed here under the heading "Our Courses".


Writing Support

It is possible to arrange one-to-one sessions in person or by phone/web meeting with our academic writing adviser, Dr Jennifer Boyle and our Researcher Careers adviser, Katrina Gardner.

Please contact them directly to make arrangements.

Yammer Group

The University of Glasgow maintains a Yammer group for any and all Distance PGRs to raise questions, share their experiences, look for tips, and arrange events, both social and academic.

Yammer can be accessed via Office 365 or by clicking here (may require you to log in using your University email and password).

Once you are logged in, search "Distance PGRs" in the top right, and the group will appear under the "Groups" tab of the search results.

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Other Ways of Keeping in Touch

PhD Society
Being a PGR can be difficult and challenging which is why we have come together to set up a platform for PGRs across the university – to socialise, provide development opportunities, improve our overall wellbeing and to give us a voice. We’d love to have you on board and joining us in our activities.

PhD Society Website (Facebook)
Email: UofGPhDSociety@gmail.com

To keep up-to-date with news and events, please keep on eye on the PGR BlogTwitter, or Instagram.

IT training (self-guided)

IT Services have a suite of self-guided training courses in Moodle. Select the topic you wish to learn more about, and scroll down to find any online training provision. Some Moodle courses may require an enrollment key: make a note of these before signing into the learning platform.