What is PGMSA?

The Postgraduate & Mature Student Association (PGMSA) is a voluntary student led group at the University of Birmingham; we are a Guild of Students recognised society.

Why we are relevant to you

We  represent and cater to all postgraduate and mature students at the University by:

  • gathering student feedback on academic and welfare concerns;
  • campaigning on issues important to our members;
  • offering an active social program for all students to engage in.

Examples of past and current projects include:

  • Postgraduate Welcome Weeks (2012-present): In autumn of every year a two week long program of dedicated events is put on for incoming postgraduate and mature students! (Events continue throughout the year)
  • Successfully campaigned for study space increases in the new University of Birmingham library (2013)
  • Exemption from paying council tax for PhD students entering the ‘writing-up/thesis awaited status’ (2012)


PGMSA membership is free and you are automatically a member of the association. Everyone is welcome to all events and we committee meetings are also open to students from around campus.

Don’t miss out on our Events:

Sign up for the newsletter, visit our facebook page or keep an eye on our Calendar!

Newsletters are sent once a month and include a program of events and any relevant news from around campus and Birmingham. Your details are stored confidentially at all times.

The PGMSA also has a facebook page and a website should you prefer these media to keep up to date.