General introduction of the PGU
Founded in October 2000 by Raymond Yau and Keith Holmes, the Post Graduate
Union is to represent the needs and welfare of all postgraduates in Bristol,
including students doing PhDs, master's courses, diplomas and certificates,
and to provide a social focus for this community. The Post Graduate Union is
run by a small group of volunteer postgraduates who share responsibility for
its activities. To know more about how the PGU works, please refer to the
section of the Committee Structure.
Each semester a variety of social events are organized to make the
postgraduates' stay in Bristol more enjoyable and all sorts of campaigns are
launched to fight for the postgraduates' best interests. Also postgraduates
could always go to the PGU for welfare aid and support.
The vision of the PGU is to see every postgraduate linked to every other in a diverse, vibrant, social and academic, university-wide community.
"We will strive to raise awareness of postgraduate needs within the
university, the United Kingdom and internationally, improve facilities and
conditions for postgraduates at the University of Bristol, facilitate
networking and organize enjoyable social events for all postgraduate students,
thus creating a world class postgraduate experience within this world class