In the spirit of the SHU Staff Random Coffee scheme where staff get matched to a colleague from another part of the University for a coffee (or beverage of their choice), we’ve brought forward the launch a similar offer for PGR students.   Now that we have shifted to remote working, it’s more important than ever to check in with each other, so if you’d like to sign up for a random match with another PGR student please enter your details on our google form:  Once matched you can contact each other and arrange a virtual meet-up using your preferred video chat format.

Beginning on Monday 6 April, we will be pairing students with the aim to ‘meet’ every two weeks.  Please sign up by 9pm on the Sunday before each pairing and you will be emailed with details of your meeting on the following Monday.  It’s then up to you to arrange to meet virtually and enjoy a drink and a catch up from the comfort of your own home.

We appreciate that everyone is busy at this time and commitments are changing rapidly, but please only sign-up if you can commit the time so that your pair does not miss out. New pairs will be made every two weeks so if you have signed up on a continuing basis and wish to opt-out at any point, please email to let us know.

Forthcoming deadlines are:

Pairings for w/c Monday 20 April – sign up by Sunday 19 April
Pairings for w/c Monday 4 May – sign up by Sunday 3 May