The school runs a seminar programme for PhD students each year. The seminars give students the opportunity to present their research material in a sympathetic and constructive forum. Students will be expected to make formal presentations outlining their research interests and activities. The seminars can be used by the postgraduates to sharpen up their presentational skills, try out new ideas and develop the arguments and hypotheses which guide their research. The purpose of the seminars is to create a culture of mutual support amongst postgraduates and between students and staff. This support is a central part of the research culture which exists in the school.
In addition, a series of open seminars is run by the University Graduate College. These bring a wide range of academic and professional speakers into the school and foster links with the School of Social Sciences which occupies the Glamorgan Building alongside Planning and Geography. Our close links with the Royal Town Planning Institute also provide a series of stimulating professional speakers on a wide range of professional planning topics.