A compilation of information you will find useful before you start studying and during your first few weeks.

Your Doctorate

Guidance and Forms

Guidance and links to the forms that you will need to complete during the course of your doctoral studies.

Ethics: A Guide for Doctoral Students

This guide highlights the University's policy and processes on ethics for doctoral researchers.

Academic milestones

This guide sets out the academic milestones that you will go through during your doctorate.

Teaching during your doctoral studies

Find out more about the value of teaching experience as a doctoral student, how to get involved and what support is available.

Purchasing goods and services

Read our guidelines for how you can purchase goods and services for doctoral project activities.

Finishing your doctorate

Learn about the different stages you will go through to complete your doctorate and the timescales and issues that you will need to consider.

Suspending your studies

The guide to Suspending your studies if you are a doctoral student includes information about how to decide whether a suspension might be applicable, other factors to consider, as well as preparing for your return to study.

Support for doctoral students

Further information on issues such as progression through your doctorate, wellbeing, or finances.

Funding opportunities for current doctoral students

A guide to a range of funding opportunities available to you throughout your research and studies.

University Study Space available for doctoral students

Doctoral office space should be available in your academic department. The university also provides a range of study space on campus and in the city for students to book, some of which is restricted to postgraduate (masters and doctoral) or doctoral-only.

Doctoral Representation

Find out how you can share your views and be represented.