All students have 24-hour access to the Research Student Study Room in the Graduate School.
Adrian Holliday convenes an open-agenda meeting for all Applied Linguistics research students every Thursday at 1.00. Students may also attend this by Skype.
There is a rich programme of research seminars across the University, where cross-disciplinary discussion is encouraged.
The annual Cutting Edges conference provides an international forum in which students can engage in discussion with world-class academics in their field.
The Post Graduate Research Association organises an annual Research Student Conference and other academic and social events.
The Graduate School provides central pastoral and academic support.
Full-time students must attend a programme in researcher development during the first year. This is an institution-wide, inter-disciplinary programme which covers the full-spectrums of research approaches. It thus allows the student to establish a broad perspective within which to place her or his work, and also to become part of a larger community of research students.