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Postgrad Hub FAQs

Access to the PG Hub

Who has access to the PG Hub?

The PG Hub is open to all postgraduate students (including those who have finished their coursework but are still accessing support services while waiting to graduate) and university staff.

You will need your University ID card to enter the Postgrad Hub. Postgraduate students and staff without current and active cards will be denied access.

As part of the measures put in place to combat Covid-19, you will need to tap your card in and out at the Facilities Desk upon entry and exit, so that we can track who has used the space during specific periods of time. We thank you for your co-operation with us on this.

What do I do if my card won't let me in?

If you are a current postgraduate student and your card does not work, please email us at pghub at warwick dot ac dot uk with your University ID number. We will investigate and get back to you as soon as we can.

Can I arrange a tour for my students?

Yes, we would be delighted to offer a tour. Please email pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk to arrange a tour.

How can I stay in touch online?

You can follow us on Twitter and on Facebook to stay up to date with news and events, or you can email us at pgcommunity at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Opening hours

What are the opening hours? 

The Postgrad Hub is open Monday to Sunday, 09:00-22:00.

Is the PG Hub open at weekends? 

Yes, its opening hours on weekends are 09:00-22:00. 

Is the PG Hub open during vacations?

We are open during vacation time, but are closed on statutory holidays. 

The PG Hub will be closed from Friday 24th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022 inclusive.

The PG Hub will be closed on Friday 15th April 2022 and Monday 18th April 2022.

The PG Hub will also be closed for bank holidays in 2022 on Monday 2nd May, Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Monday 29th August.

Use of bookable rooms

The PG Hub has a number of study rooms available which can be booked by postgraduate students strictly for group study use for up to 3 hours per booking.

You can check the study room capacities to select the appropriate size room for your group. Once a room has been selected, go to the room booking calendar where you can self-book the room best suited to your needs. We would ask you to please remove your booking if it is no longer needed. At certain times, it may be necessary for us to amend your booking, in which case we will endeavour to give you as much advanced notice as possible.

Please check the study room guidelines in full before booking. These include:

  • Rooms are to be used by postgraduate students only
  • Rooms should not be used for individual study
  • Rooms not occupied after 15 minutes of the booking start time will automatically become available for other users
  • Please be considerate and only book times that are required
  • Repeat bookings are not allowed
  • Postgraduate Hub reserves the right to amend bookings at our discretion.

Using the PG Hub

What is the purpose of the PG Hub?

We provide a space for postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students to access support and resources dedicated to their needs. Postgraduate students can work and share experiences in the PG Hub in the broadest context of postgraduate life, not just study.

What study space is there in the PG Hub?

There are spaces for independent study and group work. Rooms for group study are bookable subject to the room booking guidelines.

Is there a silent study space in the PG Hub?

The PG Hub has a dedicated quieter study area to the left of the Helpdesk upon entrance, but there currently is no silent study area here.

What can and can't users do in the space?

The PG Hub is a flexible space for study, group work, networking and informal and formal sessions. Group work in the form of discussion, problem-solving, brainstorming and presentation activities is encouraged, and mobile phone is tolerated.

The PG Hub is a Library-managed study space and is subject to the same rules and regulations as the Library. Details can be viewed here:

There is a Facilities team member on duty at all times in case you have any questions about regulations.

Is it possible to eat and drink in the PG Hub?

Hot and cold drinks are allowed inside the Hub, and cold food is allowed inside the Hub. No hot food or alcohol is allowed to be brought into the space, unless this is linked to a booked event and arranged in advance. Hot food packaging in form of boxes or containers should not be taken into the PG Hub regardless of whether the contents are cold. 

What equipment does the PG Hub have?

There are a number of networked desktop computers in the Hub, and plug sockets throughout the space into which you can connect your own laptop.

Are the computers bookable in the PG Hub?

The computers are accessible on a first-come-first-served basis.

Are there printing and photocopying facilities available in the PG Hub?

Yes, an IT Services printer is available for use, using standard printer credits. Scanning and photocopying functions are available through the printer.

Is there wireless internet access in the PG Hub?

The Hub has wireless internet access through all the usual wireless networks offered in the University.

What are the terms and conditions for using the PG Hub?

When using these facilities you must comply with the University of Warwick Acceptable Use policy. See:

Users are not permitted to stream live sports or music events through technologies within the PG Hub. Users are not permitted to link computer game consoles through technologies within the PG Hub.

You are bound by acts of parliament including the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Copyright and Patents Act 1988. BE AWARE that infringement of copyright is an offence under law. In the event of copyright infringement resulting from the use of PG Hub equipment, the University will not accept responsibility where such infringement results from a failure of anyone using the equipment to understand and abide by these Terms & Conditions and their legal responsibilities.