PGR students should initially discuss the relevance of attending a particular conference, or other external event, with their supervisors. Students in receipt of a Research Council studentship, who are provided with an associated Research Training Support Grant (RTSG), should use this (not School resources) to fund conference attendance, book purchases, and so on. Please refer to the relevant award holder's guide and/or the PGR Office (EFB 2.30) to ascertain the application process. For all other PGR students, supervisors may know of possible sources of funding within their home School. The Graduate Student's Association (GSA) also has a conference fund to which PGR students can apply. Details can be found on the GSA's website.
Payment of Maintenance Grants (Stipends)
PGR students holding a University award are paid monthly in advance. Students receive the payment into their bank account (this must be a UK account) at the end of each month (on or around the 28th). In order to facilitate payment, students must provide their bank account and address details to the PGR Office, on the appropriate form, at the outset of their studies. Please contact the PGR Office is you are unsure about any aspect of the paperwork. If you wish to change your bank or address details at any time, the information must be received by the PGR Office at least one month prior to the date you would expect to receive payment.
PGR Students in receipt of a Research Council studentship should refer to the relevant award holder's guide for maintenance grant payment information.