Postgraduate students

Please see below for information for Postgraduate students. 

I am a postgraduate research student. What is the current advice on international travel for conferences?

Conferences are now typically being held remotely and online. Please follow Scottish Government guidance on travel abroad if you are currently resident in Scotland.

I cannot get my visa in time to start my PhD programme in October, can I begin my programme at home?

You should discuss your specific circumstances with your supervisor; it may be possible for you to still register to begin your PhD at home and work with your supervisor online at a distance initially.

I cannot book a quarantine hotel, can I start my programme on time at home?

You should discuss your specific circumstances with your supervisor; it may be possible for you to still register to begin your PhD at home and work with your supervisor on-line at a distance initially.

I am a postgraduate research student, what will my researcher development programme look like?

The Graduate School will deliver the PgR researcher development programme with a mix of both on-campus and online opportunities in the academic year 2021/22.  There will be flexible delivery timeframes offered for online workshops to suit students with work and caring responsibilities.   

The mix of on-campus and online activities and content will continue to be fully supported with significant staff input and interaction and your programme will adhere to the same quality standards and expectations as before.

On-campus and online activities will be supported through MS Teams, GCU’s staff and research student group working platform and through Zoom.

The Graduate School will be in contact with you regularly via your GCU email with Researcher Updates and Researcher Development Programme events.

I am an international postgraduate research student and I wish to return home while continuing my studies

The University understands that some international postgraduate research students may wish to return home and continue their studies. This should be discussed with your supervisor in the first instance, in order to ensure that the appropriate measures can be put in place to support your supervision and maintain ongoing continuous contact. 

Tier 4 students MUST read the information advice in the "Student VISA" section.

PhD students attendance on campus

Plans are being put in place for a measured and phased return to campus - informed  by Scottish Government guidance. Further information on when you can access the campus will be available soon.

I am a PGR student, can I still meet my supervisor?

In line with current Government guidance, most staff continue to work from home. Please contact your supervisor to confirm with them how you will communicate with them during this time. Options include Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, email and phone.

I am a PGR student with field work to do. Can I still do this?

This depends on the nature of your field work. Please contact your supervisor who will advise you. Please also adhere to the social distancing and other advice available from the NHS. It is important to adhere to these guidelines.

Please follow Scottish Government guidance on travel abroad   if you are currently resident in Scotland.

I want to apply for accommodation, what should I do?

If joining Glasgow Caledonian University means living away from home, you can either apply for a place in Caledonian Court – our on-campus residences - or you can rent accommodation in Glasgow from a private landlord. Our dedicated Student Accommodation Office will help you find the perfect home from home.