Kathy Davies is studying PhD History. She was also the postgraduate student rep at Sheffield Hallam for 2018/19.
'Starting a postgraduate course is very different to undergraduate study, so it's important to have a strong community of postgrads for support. I'm a sociable person and I love having people around me to talk about my work.
'As the postgraduate student rep, I want postgrads to feel welcomed and to enter an environment where they can meet people across other disciplines, at different levels if study and become part of our community'
'My advice to new postgrads is get involved. Join the Facebook groups in your department, and check out the postgraduate societies at the Students' Union. There's no need to go it alone.'