Postgraduate students

We offer all postgraduate taught (PGT) students bespoke workshops, and an online SurreyLearn environment called Masters Interactive.  In addition, you can book an appointment and attend our drop-in sessions for advice with our Learning Development Advisers and Learning Development Librarians. 

Postgraduate researchers (PGRs) can access support from Learning Development Librarians for researching topics via drop-in sessions or appointments. This support is complemented with workshops such as 'Engaging with your literature' as part of the bespoke Researcher Development Programme.

Postgraduate taught  (PGT) students

Taught postgraduates (PGT) support is available to students studying on taught postgraduate programmes. Services include online materials available via Masters Interactive on SurreyLearn. We want to help you get the best grade possible for your Masters whilst having a rewarding and enjoyable time here at Surrey. Please contact us via if you have any questions.


Masters Interactive is a dedicated space for all postgraduate taught students designed to help you excel through your Masters degree. You will receive access to bespoke resources and invites to PGT workshops.

Instructions on how to sign up to Masters Interactive:

1) Log into SurreyLearn using your University username and related password
2) Click on the link or paste the URL into the address bar:… 
3) Click through the steps on the form to complete enrolment
3) Masters Interactive 2017-8 will appear on your SurreyLearn homepage once you have completed the 3 steps above. It will appear under the heading “2017/18 Academic Year (Semesters 1 and 2)”, in your "My Courses" courst list on the SurreyLearn homepage

We are looking forward to 'seeing' you on Masters Interactive!

All Masters students can attend any of the workshops run by Academic Skills and Development. We also offer dedicated Masters workshops.

To view our workshop programme click here 

You are warmly invited to our ‘Masters Welcome to SPLASH’ event taking place at 3 - 5 pm on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in the Library Training Room (Level 1 of Library).

This session will introduce you to Academic Skills & Development (AS&D) and its resources, and will discuss what development opportunities AS&D offers to PGTs. You’ll get a chance to think about your academic strengths and the areas you might need support in, and there will be opportunities to meet other Master's students from across the University. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please book your place via Surrey Self-Service

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Postgraduate researchers (PGRs)

Support is available from the Information Skills Librarians who can advise on researching techniques for topics such as undertaking literature and systematic reviews.

Information Skills Librarians provide guidance on using resources, sourcing, selecting and evaluating information through drop-in sessions, one-to-one appointments in person, by email or Zoom (link provided).

Drop-in sessions

Information about drop-in sessions


Details about requesting an appointment


'Engaging with your literature' workshops are offered as part of the Researcher Development schedule.

PGR personal skills training and support

Copy-editing, layout editing and proofreading in SURJ (Surrey Undergraduate Research journal) are carried out by postgraduate researchers at Surrey.

To find out more about becoming involved, please visit the SURJ page.