The aim of the Postgraduate Research Students Society (PGRSS) is to bring together research students at the University of Bolton, and share knowledge, information and experience amongst researchers.

Who we are

The members of the PGRSS are research degree students across all disciplines at the University of Bolton. Membership is free and details of how to join are provided below. The Society President and Officers are elected annually by members of the PGRSS for a period of one year. The following are the current officers of the society:

  • President: Md Ismil Hossain

  • Vice-President: Lisa Williamson

  • Vice-President 2: Nor Syarmilla

  • Secretary: Hanan Almadani

  • Joint-Secretary: Roshan Panditharathna

  • Treasurer:  Phoebe Nebo 

What we do


  • Organises academic conferences for research degree students

  • Organises various social events throughout the year

  • Provides a support and feedback mechanism for research degree students

How to Join

Membership is open to all University of Bolton postgraduate research degree students. To join please email your full name, student ID and university email address to the PGRSS email ( Please use the subject line ‘Request to join the PGRSS’ in your email.

Statement from the Society’s President

“Be curious, help to find a solution, and contribute to enhance our effective research environments for a better world”, Md Ismil Hossain.


Welcome Event, 9th November 2016

  • New PhD students welcome

  • Interaction between the existing and new PhD students including academic staff

  • Refreshments

  • Poster and visual presentation

  • Social event and many more activities.

A schedule for the Welcome Event is provided in the table below. Please contact the PGRSS ( for further details about the welcome event.

Venue Time  Activity

 Student Learning Zone

 9.00am - 10.00am

 Welcome new PhD Students

 Student Learning Zone

 10.00am - 12.00pm

Poster Presentations 

 Student Learning Zone

12.00pm - 13.00pm 


 Student Learning Zone

 13.00pm - 15.00pm


PGRSS Conference 11th November 2016

Conference Details: 

As part of the University of Bolton TIRI Global Learning Week, the PGRSS will hold their annual conference. All PhD and advanced stage Master’s students are encouraged to submit abstracts and papers from the diverse subject disciplines. Abstracts and papers will be blind reviewed by the conference review committee. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. All papers will be available in the University of Bolton Institutional Repository and Google Scholar. Our aim is to advance a high quality intensive research environment for students in the University of Bolton.

A conference programme will be available here soon. Please contact the the PGRSS ( for further details about the conference.

The conference schedule is shown in the table below.

 VenueTime Activity 
Neville Rolfe Boardroom (NRB)  9.30am - 11.00am   Registration, welcome drink
Deane Lecture Theatre (DLT) 11.15am  Key note speaker 
NRB/DLT/Deane Breakout Room 11.30am - 1.00pm  Oral presentation sessions 
Neville Rolfe Boardroom 1.00pm - 1.40pm  Lunch 
NRB/DLT/Deane Breakout Room 1.40pm - 3.10pm  Oral presentation sessions 
Neville Rolfe Boardroom  3.10pm - 3.20pm  Coffee Break
NRB/DLT/Deane Breakout Room 3.20pm - 4.20pm  Oral presentation sessions  
Deane Lecture Theatre  4.20pm - 4.30pm Prize Giving 
Deane Lecture Theatre  4.30pm - 4.50pm Key note speaker 
Deane Lecture Theatre  4.50pm - 5.00pm Final remarks