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For postgraduate research students we know that making time to move is tricky. This Mental Health Awareness Week the Graduate School is here to help you get out and get moving!

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Join us as we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, tailored specifically for postgraduate research students. Happening from 13 - 19 May 2024, this year's theme is 'Movement: moving more for our mental health'.

We understand the demands of doctoral studies can make finding time for movement challenging. That's why we're dedicated to supporting you this week and beyond. Whether you're joining one of our Graduate School sessions or participating in wider University of Portsmouth events, this week we want to encourage you to get up and move!

What's on for Postgraduate Researchers?

Walk around Old Portsmouth

Monday 13 May 2024

10.30am - 11.30am

3 mile walk with Jo Fairwood and Thirsha De Silva.

Meet outside Fortuna's Bar & Kitchen.

Book your place

PGT/Postgraduate Taught use only

Feel Good Fest

Wednesday 15 May 2024

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Feel Good Fest

Third Space, upstairs in the Students' Union Building.

Open to all students and staff.

Find out more

6th February 2019; Feel Good Festival

Yoga with PGR student Cheryl

Thursday 16 May 2024

10.00am - 11.00am

Yoga with qualified yoga instructor and PGR student, Cheryl Williams.

In-person or online. Take part wherever you are!

Book your place in-person

Book your place online

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Elevate U3: Resilience with Stress and Time Management

Friday 17 May 2024

1.00pm - 4.00pm

We know postgraduate researchers are faced with unique challenges and this programme provides an opportunity for participants to focus on their well-being, connect with fellow students and target the key challenges faced during postgraduate study.

Book your place

Up for Uni Residential

Park Run

Saturday 18 May 2024


Southsea Seafront or at your local Park Run.

Free to take part.

Find out more

Person running on Southsea seafront

Go for a walk around your own neighbourhood

All week

Any time!

Everyone can benefit from a walk, even if you're not here at the University. Why not boost your mental health with a stroll around your own neighbourhood! Walking can do wonders for your mental health. Whether you're strolling through the park, wandering down city streets, or exploring a nature trail, every step can make a difference.

Share your walk with us. Tag @GradSchoolUoP in your photos on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, or X.

PGT/Postgraduate Taught use only

Join the PGR Society

Are you eager to make change and meet students from across the University?

If you're interested in meeting students from across the University, and enhancing cross-faculty Research Culture, then you are invited to join the PostGraduate Research Society (PGR Soc). The group, made up of over 170 students from all five faculties, from all over the world and different stages of a research degree, are bound together as a community by one shared characteristic - being on the research journey together. Since our creation over the summer, we have hosted a range of in-person and online events (social and academic) and are in the process of organising a PGR Ball in June 2024.

If you're concerned about asking that "stupid question" or worried about being disconnected from the University of Portsmouth community, then PGR Soc is the place for you! Boasting a WhatsApp Community with a number of groups, you're welcome to look at our UPSU page for more information on joining the Society.