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Facilities for postgraduates

Whether you are a Masters student or a PhD researcher, the HRC's facilities within the Berrick Saul Building provide a perfect environment for study and networking.


The Postgraduate Study Area (PSA) extends over two floors of the Berrick Saul Building with beautiful views across the lake and garden. Exclusively for arts and humanities postgraduates, the study area is quiet, spacious and light and is open 24 hours a day.  The postgraduate study area in the Berrick Saul Building

PhD students using the PSA regularly may apply to have their own desk, providing a base for their research which is free of distractions but in amongst the postgraduate community.  Hotdesking space is also available.   


Postgraduate students in the Berrick Saul Building foyer

The Berrick Saul Building has a number of places where you can meet other postgraduates and staff. The foyer is a social space for postgraduates, with a kitchen, café tables and comfortable seating.


Postgraduates in the Treehouse

The Bowland Auditorium, seminar rooms and Treehouse can be booked by arts and humanities postgraduates for meetings, reading groups, seminars and conferences.  

How to book a room in the Berrick Saul Building (York postgraduates and staff only)