Supporting you as a researcher

The induction sessions are intended to help you make a smooth transition from undergraduate or masters study to doctoral research student.
Doctoral Development
Doctoral DevelopmentProgramme Portal
All doctoral students are required to engage with the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP). The programme has been designed to help you develop specialist and transferable skills which will enhance your research and your employability.
Social Media
Social Mediafor Doctoral Researchers
This page highlights some key social media tools which you may find useful to gather, collate, access, manage, share and disseminate your work and research findings.
Code of
Code ofPractice
The Code of Practice for Research Degree Programmes contains a wide range of information required by both doctoral students and their academic departments from the point of registration on to a higher degree by research, to the point of award.
Your Health & Wellbeing
Your Health & Wellbeing
We recognise that at times, undertaking research can be tough. There is plenty of support in place if you need to talk things through, including support services offered by SSID and the Union of Students.
Planning for time abroad in your PhD
Planning for time abroad in your PhD
The University has a duty of care to all staff and students who wish to travel overseas and needs to be assured that those travelling have fully considered the risks and put appropriate precautions into place.
If you have been awarded a scholarship, you may have queries about your payments, additional funding available, or what happens if you need to take a leave of absence.
Research Integrity and Ethics
Research Integrity and Ethics
Undertaking research to high standards is about doing better research – it is about how you undertake research from start to finish and how you treat those involved in and / or affected by your research.
Community and
Community andEngagement
Doctoral students engagement with University governance is encouraged at all levels (departmental, faculty and university). The Graduate Research Centre provides a physical space for research students from across the University to meet, study and collaborate, while the Doctoral Academy portal facilities the online community.
Graduate Research
Graduate ResearchCentre
The Graduate Research Centre provides a physical space for research students from across the University to meet, study and collaborate.