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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all our face-to-face social events remain cancelled, but we are excited to hang out with you online!
During this weird time of social distancing it might feel especially isolating as postgrad students, and that is what we in the society want to remedy. We are organising informal events where you can meet fellow MRes and PhD students and talk to likeminded students who get the postgrad experience. We are open for suggestion on types of events you would like us to put on, or smaller study group constellations that you think might be useful for yourself and others. Send us an email, tweet us on Twitter, come get involved, and help us improve the postgrad experience at SHU! :)


  • We are still running our Weekly Focus Thursdays as morning sessions! You can join us via Zoom every Thursday 9:30-11:30am to work in 30 min blocks, have quick chats inbetween and feel productive and social all at once!
    Check your emails for Zoom link!
  • Do you like the idea of a book club but have no time to read? Join our Pod-Club!
    Listening to podcasts can be a great way to broaden your knowledge and insight into a wide array of subjects, and let's face it, sometimes we are too tired to read one more thing, be it academic or fiction! So we are starting a Pod-Club, we listen to the episode before meeting up fortnightly on Monday evenings 6:30 - 7:30pm for a Pod-Club-chat over zoom!
    - Check your emails for Zoom link! 
  • Who doesn't love a Virtual Pub Quiz!?
    We regularly (usually monthly) hold virtual pub quizzes. These are BYO-beer/pizza/whatever you fancy quizzes. There is also a Prize up for grabs for each member of the winning team!
    Get your free ticket by adding Pub Quiz to your basket, and check your emails for the Zoom link!
  • Coffee Catch Ups! 
    We're bringing back our monthly coffee catch ups! This is a chance to chat, vent, and socialise! We'll update you on when these are monthly, bring along a beverage and chat with us :) 

Stay safe! and get in touch if you have any questions or just want some friendly chats!

All the best,

Elin Ivansson and Rose Hilton
on behalf of the PRSS committee.


The Postgraduate Research Students' Society organises monthly socials for current and prospective postgraduate students at SHU. Through a diverse range of events including walks in the Peak District, pub quiz socials, and a day trips to places such as York and Liverpool, we have established a community in which postgraduate students' can meet up with like minded people, share ideas and concerns, and enjoy some time out from academic life. We also organise the annual SHU Postgraduate Humanities Conference, which invites postgraduates from across Sheffield Hallam and other universities to present their research.



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