Researcher Representation and Community

Information on student representation and community

Supporting and facilitating an active postgraduate research community is at the heart of the Doctoral College.

PGR student representation

The Doctoral College is working in partnership with Edinburgh University Students’ Association to strengthen PGR representation across the institution.

Your Doctoral College student representatives for 2023/24 are:

  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Ewajesu Okewumi
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine: Natalia Penar
  • College of Science and Engineering: Sumetha Uthayakumar

The University Postgraduate Research student representative is: Nikos Avramidis

You can find the names of other Postgraduate representatives on the Students’ Association pages. 

Find your student representative (EUSA website)

Community Building, Societies and Platforms


PGR societies and groups

There are many PGR societies and peer support groups at the University. A current list of these is maintained on the Doctoral College SharePoint.

Doctoral College SharePoint (EASE log in required)

The Students’ Association supports peer support schemes and you can contact them for information on how to set up a scheme.

Peer learning and support - find out more

Platform One

Platform One is a University of Edinburgh online community platform for students, staff and alumni. You can login with your University login.

Platform One - find out more


The University runs a number of regular surveys for postgraduate researchers. The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) is a national survey run bi-annually.

Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES) - find out more

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