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Study skills support for doctoral students

Find out more about the range of study skills support available to help you as part of your doctoral studies.

Study skills support

Whether you are on a PhD programme, or whether you are on a professional doctorate, you may need to develop your skills to support your studies. For example, on a taught programme you will usually need to complete a number of assessed pieces of work and if you are on a PhD programme you will need to also submit various written pieces of work before you complete your thesis. Developing good study skills and techniques will help you throughout your research programme.

Find out more about some of our skills support across the University.

Specialist support in information and library skills

You will have a dedicated subject librarian to provide you with further information and advice related to resources you can access as part of your studies. As a doctoral student, you can access a range of resources both online and on campus, take part in a number of training courses and get more specialised research support.

Find out more about the Library.

Develop your academic writing

There is a range of support provided by the Skills Centre to help you with your academic writing, including drop-in sessions and 1:1 tutorials with professional writing tutors. Developing your writing skills will not only help you with your thesis and/or written assignments it will also help you when writing grant proposals and conference papers.

Find out more about the Skills Centre.

Maths and statistical support

The Mathematics Resources Centre (MASH) is available to all doctoral students. You can use this service to get advice and support with any aspects of maths and statistics that you may need to use as part of your research studies.

Find out more about MASH.

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