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Life as a Leeds Physics and Astronomy research student

Life as a research student

All students are encouraged to take part in the life of the School and to contribute to the range of academic and social activities available. Our students come from a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds which ensures a lively and exhilarating international environment in which to study. 

PhD students are provided with high quality office accommodation as well as access to state-of-the-art workstations with either a Linux or Windows platform. The University supports a wireless network and a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that allows students to connect when working off campus.

As a student you will also have access to specialised facilities for your research area. The University is a member of the White Rose Consortium, which gives the School access to the White Rose Grid, a research infrastructure providing massive parallel computing power.

Watch videos of our students talking about life as a postgraduate and their research projects.

The Graduate School
PhD students can take advantage of the broader generic skills training offered through the Faculty Graduate School, which provides courses to help develop research, interpersonal and life skills. The Graduate School also helps to promote the interaction between PhD students in different Schools/Departments and ensures best practice in the support and development of our postgraduate students.