Issue 6, Fall 2023

What's In This Issue?

News & Announcements


  • SGA Graduate and Professional Student Walk & Talk Series (10/20)
  • UK GradResearch Live! (10/25)
  • Graduate Student Congress Survey (10/27)
  • Writing Accountability Group (10/27)
  • Start-to-Finish Mentorship Program


  • Course Repeatability
  • For Graduating Master (Plan A & Plan B) and Specialist Students: Degree Audit
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Graduate-Level Fellowships & Funding Opportunities
  • Thomas D. Clark Graduate Study 
  • Graduate Student Resources 

News & Announcements

SGA Graduate and Professional Student Walk & Talk Series

UK GradResearch Live!

A Public Research Showcase and Three-Minute Thesis Competition

With $3,800 in Prize Money

Plus a Travel Award to the 3MT Regional Competition

UK GradResearch Live! challenges graduate students and postdocs to communicate their research effectively to a general audience, with a single slide, in three minutes or less. Born out of the The University of Queensland’s Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, this unique research presentation initiative includes three tracks to accommodate different stages of graduate research.

Important Dates:

Preliminary Submission

Wednesday, October 25th by 8:00 a.m.

Submit Online Here

Final Event

Wednesday, November 8

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

UKFCU Esports Theater in The Cornerstone

Family and friends are welcome to attend!

To participate, first read all of our rules and guidelines here. Next, record your presentation and submit it online by no later than 8am on Wednesday, October 25th. The Graduate School will select the finalists to compete live and in-person at 5pm on Wednesday, November 8th. We hope to see you there!

Graduate Student Congress Survey

The Graduate Student Congress is conducting a 2-minute anonymous survey to collect graduate and professional student opinions on the University of Kentucky Graduate Student Housing Communities. This survey is for those who either currently live or have previously lived in a UK-owned graduate community (i.e. Shawneetown, LTS 625 South Limestone, Greg Page Stadium View, LTS 633 Maxwell Court). 


If you are a GSC representative, please share with your departments or graduate and professional student organization. If you are a graduate or professional student, please share with those in your lab, cohort, or department. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Carr at [email protected]. This survey will be open until Friday, October 27, 2023.

Note that information obtained from this survey will be shared with the university's administration, the GSC representatives and volunteers, and the UK Student Government Association. 


To complete the survey click:

Writing Accountability Group

Start-to-Finish Mentorship Program


Course Repeatability


It is important to be familiar with the repeatability limits of courses.

If a student exceeds the limit, the Registrar’s Office will not assign academic credit to the course. The Graduate School cannot support petitions for exceptions to this policy.

For Graduating Master (Plan A & Plan B) and Specialist Students: Degree Audit

Conducting a degree audit is critically important during the semester you intend to graduate. Checking at the start of the semester gives you a view of the requirements you have satisfied and those that are remaining.

If you discover a course that was wrongly assigned to a requirement, or not credited, you should bring this to the attention of your DGS (Director of Graduate Studies) or your program advisor. The program should contact the student affairs officer for the area/ discipline well in advance of the final examination to resolve. If there are requirements that have not been met, then you and your program will need to decide it there are substitutions that will fulfill that requirement.

Responsible Conduct of Research

Required for ALL Faculty and Graduate Students

An introductory video about the courses, why they are required and how the system works can be found here.

The RCR Page to get started with your training is here.

Graduate-Level Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

The Graduate School's office of Finance, Funding, and Analytics maintains a webpage of fellowship opportunities available through the university. They also keep a list of some external funding sources.

Additionally, UK Research's Proposal Development Office is a great resource to discover extramural research funding and award opportunities.

Thomas D. Clark Graduate Study

EXCLUSIVELY for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Visit the Clark Study on the fifth floor of William T. Young Library, in the west wing.

The Clark Study is accessible via UK ID card tap.

If your ID does not work or you have any trouble accessing the study, please contact Melissa Barlow with UK Libraries for assistance.

Click Here for More Information

Graduate Student Resources

Below are links to some essential campus resources for graduate and professional students and postdocs:

Graduate Student Resources