Staff and/or students sitting at a desk

The University of Glasgow recognises that in order for our students to meet their full potential and to enjoy their experience of studying here, we must ensure that we are not only supporting them academically, but also helping students successfully navigate the challenges they face along the way.

Below are some useful links to internal and external sources of information about looking after your wellbeing or supporting your students to do so.

Other Wellbeing resources

If you are unable to attend our workshops but are interested in these or related topics, you might find the materials and information listed here useful:

Student Wellbeing 

For our training courses and the researcher development programme:

Resilience in Research Guide (this link takes you to an external site): Booklet Link (University of Dundee)


Social Events and Physical Activities

PGR Gardening - Thursdays 1pm
Fancy growing your own fruit or veg., or just making a small corner of Glasgow your very own peaceful pastoral haven? If you are interested in getting involved with PGR gardening, please just follow this link to sign up.

PGR Walk - Wednesdays 12.30pm-1pm
Led by members of the PG researcher development team, PGR walks normally take place every Wednesday lunchtime (unless cancelled by the weather). We meet outside by the entrance to the Gilchrist Cafe at 12.30pm to take an easy walk around the West End of Glasgow (usually lasting 45 minutes). The walks are an excellent opportunity to get up from your desk and meet fellow researchers for a chat and gentle exercise.

Keeping in Touch

To keep up-to-date with news and events, including our Crafternoon and Bake-off competitions, please keep on eye on the PGR BlogTwitter, or Instagram.

If you spend a lot of time away from campus, please join our distance PGR Yammer community. This is a news and discussion group specifically for those who work or live at a distance: go to and log in using your university credentials, then search for the distance PGR group.