Distance learning postgraduate researchers

The University provides a range of services, support and resources for postgraduate researchers who are distance learners.

Training and development

  • PGR Development - A number of development opportunities and resources are available online for you to study at your own convenience.  Browse according to your development needs.
  • UoB PGR Development Blog - this blog looks at topics related to personal and professional development for postgraduate researchers at the University of Birmingham. Topics cover the full range contained with Vitae's Researcher Development Framework, and each post will hopefully get you thinking about the topic and point you in the direction of further resources to support your development. 



  • Online counselling - The University's Mental Health and Wellbeing Services are available to all registered students at the university and include an online counselling service. 
  • Self Help Guides - The University has produced a series of self-help booklets which provide practical advice and support for a range of issues that may be affecting your sense of wellbeing. These are available online to download free of charge.

Other useful resources


Professional Services