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Supporting our Postgraduate Research (PGR) Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting our Postgraduate Research (PGR) Community during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our Postgraduate Research (PGR) community over the last 12 months, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We recognise and understand that the experience and implications of the pandemic have been, and continue to be, different for everybody.

There have been a number of challenges caused by the pandemic that have had an impact on academic progression for PGRs. As such, Coventry University's Doctoral College & Centre for Research Capability and Development (RECAP) and Research Centre teams have worked incredibly hard to minimise the impact of the pandemic on individual progression. Colleagues are committed to ensuring that all of our PGRs can continue with their research and are supported and safeguarded as best as possible in these unique circumstances.

The institution at large is committed to supporting our PGR community for the foreseeable future as we begin to return to some sense of normality.

PGR Wellbeing Initiative 2021

Read more about the experience of our PGRs and our Wellbeing Initiative, which has been shortlisted for an award by FindAPhD.

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Celebrating PGR successes

Even though its been a challenging time, we've celebrated our PGR successes and highlighted their endeavours.

Rovier Verdi

Rovier Verdi wins Coventry University 2021 'Three Minute Thesis' Competition

Rovier Verdi, a second year PhD candidate in the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, won the Coventry University ‘Three Minute Thesis’ (3MT®) competition 2021.

Saif Alatrash

Saif Alatrash announced as Coventry University’s Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2021

Saif Alatrash, a Cotutelle PhD candidate in the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, has been awarded Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2021.

VYT visual

Coventry University hosts first UK ‘Visualise Your Thesis’ Competition for Postgraduate Researchers

Postgraduate candidates from across the university have put together short videos to bring their PhD projects to life.

A discussion group

Postgraduate researcher receives the ‘Rising Researcher Award’ for her work on suicide prevention

PhD candidate Mirabel Pelton has been awarded the Rising Researcher Award for her work on suicide prevention in autistic adults.

Anya in a field

Postgraduate candidate explains why Coventry University was the best place to expand her undergraduate degree into a PhD

We asked PhD candidate Anya Goncalves Geiger why she decided to undertake her postgraduate studies at Coventry University.

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