Aston Postgraduate Research Society

The Aston Postgraduate Research Society (APRS) was founded in 2010 with the aim of encouraging collaboration between Schools and research groups which in turn could lead to further research, but more importantly, improve social and academic experiences of research students across the University. 

Meet the Committee

Click here to meet the APRS committee team.

Joining the Committee

If you would like to represent your School on the committee, please contact your School rep or the APRS President Alexandra. Details and procedures regarding the APRS can be found in this handbook

Becoming a Member

All new postgraduate students automatically become a member once they have enrolled. You will receive regular emails from your School society reps regarding events & other updates. To keep up-to-date with the latest APRS news, you can join us on our social media networks, which are shown on the right. If you wish to contact the Society Committee with any enquires, please email the APRS President Alexandra or your School rep.  


Regular events have been held since the Society was set up which include pub quizzes, TEDtalks and welcome events. There are plans to organise an international food fair, a poster event, and a summer ball in 2013/14 (click here to see more). Details of upcoming events can be found in our events calendar.


Find out more about 3MT® (the Three Minute Thesis).


There are also sub-societies linked to the APRS which are exclusive to each School; click on the following links to find out more: 


Aston Postgradute Research Society logo
Brand New APRS Logo

Join our many social media networks:

Find us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
APRS Flickr

Upcoming Events:

3MT competition: For all PGR students, if you would like to present please visit the official Aston 3MT webpage. The event will take place on June 24th at 1pm in MB568 and MB574.

Summer Trip: Summer Vote is now over and the majority of votes go to Go Ape! The trip will take place on the 28th June. We will provide transportation (coach) and entry tickets. However, we require a £15 deposit. Out of this, £10 will be refunded on the day to students who attend the event.
Please contact your school representatives to sign up with your choice of adventure (Tree Top Adventure or Forest Segway). 

Sign-up DEADLINE: 10th June

More events...

For more details email: Alexandra Pfeiffer: pfeifame@aston.ac.uk or your school rep.


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