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A PhD: What, me?

A workshop to demystify the PhD


  • What exactly is a PhD and how does it work?
  • What are the opportunities at Reading?
  • How can I apply?
  • What funding is there?

All these questions and more will be answered at this session on Wednesday 21 November at 14.00. Book your place here

News via the Graduate School Blog

The Graduate School Blog contains articles and updates on key events taking place within the University's Doctoral Research community. See below for the latest news from our Blog (links to external site WordPress):


New! Welcome International Student Guide 

The new International Student Welcome Guide provides a really useful overview of University life.

PhD Webinar

Not sure about whether a PhD is for you? Just want to find out more?

Our PhD webinar provides an introduction to PhD studies and you can discover more about the exciting PhD opportunities at the University of Reading, how to apply, funding options, plus, we answer a number of questions.

Watch the recording of our webinar here


Events, Meetings and Competitions throughout the year

Where not otherwise highlighted, you can find information on a variety of events and meetings and facilitated by the Graduate School on the Schedule of Events, Meetings and Competitions in 2018-19 (PDF - 204KB). This also compiles dates relating to forthcoming competitions of relevance to the doctoral community.

Featured items via the Graduate School Bulletin

Bulletin Issue 6 cover pageThe Graduate School Bulletin is produced twice a year and it showcases some of the key events and news stories relating to the University's wide doctoral research community. Below you can find current and past editions of the Bulletin.

Latest issue:

Issue 11 (Winter 2017/18)
In this issue:

  • Doctoral Research Conference 2017
  • Research engagement and impact
  • A PhD...but what comes next?

Previous issues:

Issue 10 (Summer 2017) - Anniversary edition (PDF- 2.65MB)

Issue 9 (Nov 2016) (PDF - 3.5 MB)

Issue 8 (Summer 2016) (PDF -2.3 MB)

Issue 7 (Nov 2015) (PDF - 6MB)

Issue 6 - June 2015

Issue 5 - November 2014 (PDF - 2.54 MB) 

Issue 4 - May 2014 (PDF - 1.05 MB)

Issue 3 - November 2013 (PDF - 1.14) 

Issue 2 - May 2013 (PDF - 1.22 MB)

Issue 1 - November 2012 (PDF - 863 KB)








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