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Postgraduate Researchers

Welcome to the Research Postgraduate Library Space webpage! This page will outline what types of study space, facilities and events will be happening in the space.

It is open 24/7, 350 days a year. There are 90 study spaces and it is swipe access entry only, so don't forget your library card!

You also have two super friendly librarians who you will see in the space. We will be there to collect feedback for you all, run some events in the space and enjoy the view of Founders Building in the nice, quiet space!

Click on the tabs below to find out even more about the PGR space!

Facilities in the space

2018/19 PGR Events 

Write Here, Write Now

Take a couple of hours out of your hectic schedule to sit down and write that chapter of your thesis, that book review or plan that journal article. Using the Pomodoro technique, Write Here, Write Now will give you the time, space and opportunity to tackle ‘that thing’ you’ve been meaning to do amongst peers trying to do the same thing. If you have any enquiries, please email: or one of the friendly PGR librarians to the left hand side!

  • Thursday 1st August 1-4pm : Study Room 2-3 on the Second Floor, Davison Building. Register now!

Coffee Mornings

During the summer, our PGR coffee mornings will be once a month at 11am on a Tuesday outside the PGR space on the second floor. 

There are a variety of different areas in the space for you to use. These include desks where you can use your own laptop, desks with PCs, and soft seating for relaxing or taking a study break.

^ View of some of soft seating in the Research Postgraduate Room in the Library in the Emily Wilding Davison Building.

^ Desks with a view to Founders Building, each with two power sockets and two USB power points.

You will also find printing and binding facilities of your very own in this space!

There are 28 lockers in the space for you to use, located in the PGR space near the printers. Please note, these lockers are for the use of all PGRs, so please be kind to your peers and empty the locker when you no longer need it.

To ensure fair access to lockers for everyone, the Library has the right to carry out a regularreview of the lockers, including removing property if it has been unattended for a long time

We would love to have your feedback, so that we know what works and what could be improved. You can leave us feedback by using by using this form, or when you see us in the space. We are working on getting a feedback box in the space so you leave us feedback anonymously.



Coffee Mornings every other Tuesday @ 11am!

Come hang out in the Library Research Postgraduate Space in the Emily Wilding Davison Building. Found on the second floor of the Library, we'll host a coffee morning on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11am. You will find your friendly librarians there to greet you with a warm beverage and biscuit. You'll be able to meet other PGR students and enjoy the comfortable space of the Research Postgraduate room!

Upcoming dates are:

9th July

6th August

3rd September

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