Welcoming you to our doctoral community

A compilation of information you will find useful during your first few weeks


Doctoral College Handbook

Browse our latest edition handbook for postgraduate research students.

Funding opportunities for current doctoral students

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

Support for doctoral students

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

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.

Doctoral Representation

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

Progress through 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.

Finishing your doctorate

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