Graduate Research at UCLan

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The Graduate Research School is responsible for supporting the PGR research environment and culture, having oversight of the PGR journey and experience from enrolment to award, delivering postgraduate research student training, as well as hosting PGR events.

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  • We offer research skills training that is mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and has received the HR Excellence in Research award.
  • We host the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition and Annual PGR Conference.
  • We deliver a range of research showcase events during the year.
  • We support the PGR Society.
  • We manage the UCLan Undergraduate Research Internship Programme.
  • We provide research grants to support PGR research activities.
  • We represent the PGR community at University level.
  • We support research supervisors and research degree tutors.
  • We listen and  respond to the PGR student voice.

The Head of the Graduate Research School is Andrea Ferguson, who can be contacted via email: or telephone: +44 (0)1772 894326.