Reading School of Art is here to support you during your time at the University.Develop your doctoral research in a supportive, stimulating and creative environment.
Academic support in the Department
Support from the Graduate School
The Graduate School is dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your PhD and fulfil your potential as a researcher. It runs a number of free programmes to help you develop academically and professionally.
This core training programme is designed to help you successfully complete your PhD and improve your personal effectiveness.
It includes sessions on writing skills, managing data, interviews and how to get your work published.
You'll develop knowledge on effective teaching and learning, how to assess students' work and how to provide feedback.
This is an enhanced PhD programme for individuals who already teach in universities outside the UK.
With PhD Plus you'll gain an insight into teaching within the UK's higher education sector during your PhD study, at no extra cost.
If English is not your first language, the University's International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) can help you develop your academic English skills.
ISLI also offers three doctoral thesis writing programmes in partnership with the Graduate School. These are available free of charge to EU and international students.