Supporting your postgraduate studies

As a postgraduate student within the College of Arts, Humanities and Business you will find a vibrant community of like minded individuals, and an excellent level of support from College staff.

Training and Support

As well as the support you will receive from your academic supervisory team, you will benefit from the CAHB Graduate School’s varied portfolio of research development events and activities. These have been designed to help you become a well-rounded researcher, fully equipped with the advanced research and communicative skills needed for a career in academia today – and also to encourage you to meet with peers and other research staff across disciplines. Do make the most of these opportunities!

Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary

All postgraduate research students in CAHB may be eligible to apply for Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary during their period of registration, in order to present their research at an academic conference held elsewhere than in Bangor, visit a relevant archive or library, or carry out essential fieldwork abroad. In order to apply, you must have successfully completed your first Annual Postgraduate Review. If applying to attend a conference, bursaries will only be granted to applicants whose abstracts have been accepted by the relevant conference committee. If applying to visit a library or archive, please provide a case for why this visit is essential. Priority will be granted to postgraduate researchers whose project is not already externally funded and to projects that can make a contribution to your School/College research culture. Your supervisor(s) support is essential.

The bursary awarded to any single postgraduate will not exceed the sum of £150 in total within any academic year. If interested, discuss this opportunity with your supervisor in the first instance and complete this application.

All application forms need to be sent to the College of Arts, Humanities and Business Postgraduate Support Officer Ms Eleri Thomas: e.m.thomas@bangor.ac.uk.

Payment of the bursary will be made after the research and/or conference trip has been completed and a BU Expense Reclaim form has been submitted, together with all relevant receipts, to the CAHB Postgraduate Support Officer.

CAHB Postgraduate Development Programme

Every year we put together a programme of research development workshops, delivered by experienced academics in the College of Arts, Humanities and Business. The workshops are tailored to suit the distinct needs of students at an early, mid and late stage in their course. By attending these workshops you will develop a range of skills that underpin success in contemporary academia, including effective research communication (written, oral, visual, digital), publishing, time-management, teaching and impact.

For details of all CAHB Postgraduate Training Skills Workshops and how to register, please visit here.

CAHB Research Café

The CAHB Research Café is an informal research group where staff and research students across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Business can gather, have a cuppa, and chat about research. Free tea and coffee, so come and settle in! It’s hosted by Dr Lyle Skains, a senior researcher in Music & Media, and is open to all, from Master’s students to Professors. Types of activities and discussions include:

  • Kvetching over the research life
  • Advising on research strategies & methods
  • Requested workshops on writing journal articles, grant proposals, book proposals, job applications, conference presentations
  • Group feedback on work - creative, critical, presentations, plans
  • Discussions on developing your relationships with other researchers, supervisors/supervisees
  • Viva preparation