• Postgraduate Research Society Standard Membership£3.00
  • Postgraduate Research Society Associate Membership£3.00


  • Doctoral Dilemmas£0.00

About Us

Think that Freshers’ have all the fun? Think again! The Northumbria PGR Society is a society for PhD, MPhil and ProfDoc (other postgrads are welcome too...) students studying at Northumbria because we know that the PGR experience is about more than just writing a thesis. We aim to bring together PGR students from all backgrounds and from across disciplines for social events, academics seminars and trips around the regionSo whether you’re just starting out on your PGR adventure or are nearing the end of your studies, we’d love for you to join us.

What do we do?

  •  Social events

We meet often for informal social gatherings in venues around the city and beyond. We organise different types of events so that nobody's left out. Here are some of the activities we have organised in the past: regular dining out events, Bright Club comedy night, Bonfire Night, lunchtime events for those with families, day trips to Durham and Hadrian's Wall, 3 day trip to the Lake District, Bowling, afternoon tea, yoga class,  etc.

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  • PGR seminars

The PGR Society Seminars are a series of monthly academic seminars hosted by and for postgraduate research students from all departments within the university and at any stage of their research. Two PGR speakers are invited to give presentations for around 10 minutes each, followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers. After all this food for thought, stomachs will be filled with a free networking lunch for all attendees!

Dates and Venue

To present your research or to attend as the chair, send us an email to


For less than a cup of coffee...

  • EXCLUSIVE members-only trips and events!
  • DISCOUNTS on many of our events!
  • FREE travel and accommodation on our trips outside Newcastle!
  • FIRST PRIORITY BOOKING for our ticketed events!

Get your membership now on the NSU website or at the Student Union Welcome Desk 

You can join the society even if you are not a Northumbria student thanks to the associate membership!

Committee members:

  • Amy Allan (President)
  • Stephanie Haddad (Secretary/International Liaison)
  • Francis Christofis (Treasurer)
  • Angela Paul (Social Media Manager)
  • Shaun Lillie (Student Support)