How to have a little break from your dissertation and enjoy some fun activities

Are you still around to finish your dissertation this summer? Feeling a little isolated from others? If you need to have some refresh while working on your dissertation, there will still be loads of fun events coming up for postgraduates!… By Maki Nakamatsu

While it gets emptier on campus as most of the undergraduates have left, the summertime will still be a hectic and quite stressful period for all postgraduates, especially those who are doing their Masters. To support all of you who will be staying around the campus over the summer, there will be some exciting activities where you can take a short break from your study.

PG Tips

The library’s postgraduate team run the postgraduate mentorship session every Tuesday between 3pm and 4 pm in the PG Hub Relaxation Room. This a good opportunity for you to meet people from other departments! Also, there are always two mentors you can talk to and ask any questions you may have.

PG Quiz Night

If you fancy a pub quiz, come and join this PG Quiz Night! This event is held every Tuesday between 7 pm and 9 pm in the Graduate (Dirty Duck). Only £1 each to enter the competition and the winning team will get all!

Wellbeing hour

This is a relaxed drop-in wellbeing support session held every Wednesday between 2pm and 3 pm in the PG Hub. Also, a wellbeing advisor will be there to have a chat with you and to support improving your wellbeing.

PG Creative Writing Group

If you want to try writing but not sure how to start, then join the group to explore successful writing and discuss together! Both non-fiction and fiction are welcome. This session is held at the Wolfson Research Exchange (the Main Library, 3 floor – extension) every two weeks (18th of July, 1st, 15th, 29th of August) between 5.30 pm and 7 pm.

Postgrad Connections

Warwick SU Postgraduate officer Ellie King runs the session to discuss and support your PG life. The event takes place every second Thursday of the month between 4.30 pm and 6pm in the Graduate (Dirty Duck). There will be a theme each time, so have a look at their page through SU webpage and find something you would be interested!

Summer BBQ (2018)
Summer BBQ (2018)

However, this is not all. Postgraduate Summer BBQ will take place on 25th July between 4pm and 7pm at Cryfield Sports Pavilion. This is one of the biggest and the most exciting events for postgraduates this summer! Tickets (only £4 each) includes one burger (vegetarian & Halal options available) and a soft drink. You can also enjoy some music, outdoor games there too. If you are a crafter, Postgraduate Craft-tea could be for you. Warwick SU will be running this event on 22nd August between 4pm and 7 pm in Curiositea. Tickets will be only £2 each, so don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some summery craft activities with some tea and cakes!


Are you a postgraduate taught student who is spending this summer on campus? Are you familiar with events which will be held by the Library and SU for postgraduates? Tweet us at @warwicklibrary, email us at, or leave a comment below.


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