Being a postgraduate research student or PDRA in SEPnet

Research, Professional Development and Industry Placements.

GRADnet brings together the research strengths of the nine universities that make up the SEPnet to create the largest physics post-graduate research training programme in England, with opportunities for research, professional development and industry placements. Many of these are also suitable for early career researchers (ECRs), particularly PDRAs. Find out more.

PGR/PDRA Mental Health and Wellbeing

Embarking on a PhD or postdoc is an exciting undertaking, but a lot can happen over three to four years and life can be challenging. Your physical and emotional health are important and looking after them will ensure you get the most out of university life. SEPnet has assembled a number of resources provided by the SEPnet universities to support their PhD students and PDRAs, which you and your colleagues may find useful.