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.


If you are unable to attend the main campus in person or find it difficult, because of work or caring commitments, to sign up for training courses, we offer several of our face-to-face courses as webinars. These are: 


Research Integrity (Mandatory for new PGRs) – RSDC 6034
13th Nov. 15:00-17:00
5th May 10:00-12:00
5th May 15:00-17:00 

Data Management (Mandatory for new PGRs in Sciences and MVLS; PGRs in other fields and disciplines will also find the content useful and are welcome to attend)  – RSDC 6037
5th Nov. 11:00-13:00
12th Feb. 10:00-12:00 

Time Management – RSDB 6082
7th Nov. 10:00-11:30 

Establishing a Writing Practice – RSDA 6163
8th Nov. 10:00-11:30
24th Jan. 15:00-16:30 

Literature Reviews – RSDA 6175
14th Feb. 15:00-16:30
23rd Mar. 10:00-11:30 

Structuring your Dissertation – RSDA 6176
2nd Mar. 10:00-11:30 

Working towards Research Impact – RSDD 6083
17th Mar. 14:00-16:00

Project Management – RSDC 6040
20th Jan. 15:00-16:30

Working with Industry - RSDB 6012
19th Feb. 12.00-13.00


If multiple sessions are in the timetable, you only need to attend ONE.

Please contact the Researcher Development Team at researcher-development@glasgow.ac.uk to book a place on a webinar (remembering to specify which session you would like to attend) or to enquire about other resources and support. Please note that webinars can only be booked via email, not via MyCampus.

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.