general pg(su) queries:
What is postgraduate(su)?
Postgraduate(su) is an arm of the Union of UEA Students that is dedicated to representing and advocating for postgraduate students. For more information about us and what we can do for you while you study at UEA, click here.
What sort of events does postgraduate(su) put on?
We do all sorts! From barbecues, laserquest, and bowling, to badminton, five-a-side, and yoga - and much more! We put on regular events for postgraduate students at the UEA, and place a particular focus on periods of the year identified to be quieter on campus, in order for postgraduates to engage with one another outside of their busy study schedules. These periods are typically: Winter (December to February), Easter, and Summer (July to September). The Courage Project - a project within pg(su) focusing on mental health, also have regular events and groups, including gardening, running, walking, and bullet journaling groups! Check out our events calendar and our social media pages to keep up to date with our upcoming events!
Does postgraduate(su) do anything else?
Throughout the academic year, postgraduate(su) conducts various types of research on topics directly affecting the postgraduate community. This research allows us to better represent you on various contentious issues, and better cater to your needs as postgraduate students. In 2019/20, we will be continuing our ongoing research into Associate Tutor rights at the UEA. Previous research, including the 2015/16 Honesty Project (which spawned the Courage Project - our PGR mental health program) can be found here.
What funding does postgraduate(su) offer?
We have two types of funding options available to postgraduates at the UEA - the social grant and the conference/research fund. The former is for helping fund student-led social events, the latter is to help postgraduates with any admission, travel, or other research fees that may be accrued when attending academic conferences. For more information on both grants, click here!
What dedicated spaces do you offer to postgraduate students?
During your time at UEA you will have exclusive access to the Graduate Centre, located upstairs in Union House. This space is dedicated to and run by postgraduates, and consists of a study/social space and the Scholars' Bar, which is accessible only to postgraduates and mature students by keycard.
There are also PGT and PGR-only study spaces in the Library, and the Doctoral College Suite located in Constable Terrace, although these are maintained by the University and not by pg(su).