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Postgraduate students

Ask a postgraduate

Ask an experienced postgraduate student about living and studying at Essex through our online mentoring scheme. Our mentors will be happy to answer your questions at any stage during your postgraduate degree.

Your Student Services Hub provides support for students from Foundation studies through to PhD. Every year we see a third of all students registered – you don't need to have a problem to visit us, just a query.

PGR Supervisor of the Year Award 2019

Following the success of the inaugural Supervisor of the Year Awards in 2018 the nominations for the 2019 competition are now open! The award will be given to the individual who has created the most supportive, stimulating and inspirational research environment for doctoral students.

If you feel your supervisor would be a worthy recipient, please complete the nomination form (.pdf).

You have until 17 February 2019 to nominate your supervisor. Please email for more information and to submit your nomination.

Advice and guidance

We offer an information advice and guidance service on a range of issues. You can contact us by phone or email or you can use the drop in service.


Finding funding for postgraduate studies can be difficult, find out more about tuition fees and finding financial support that is available. If you find yourself in financial difficulty whilst you are studying, contact us for advice.

Postgraduate Students' Network

The Postgraduate Students' Network brings together all postgraduate students – taught and research – from all three campuses. We're a support network, research sharing platform and a social group

Postgraduate Common Room

Did you know about the Postgraduate Common Room in room 5.401?

Other useful services

  • Talent Development Centre - offer support for writing
  • Proficio – offer training courses for graduate students
  • SU Advice – provides an information and advice service on a range of issues including advice on accommodation contracts, representation etc
  • Careers service – on employability
  • Your department graduate administrator will have knowledge on services available