Academic support in the Department
Additionally, you will be allocated a second supervisor, who may be a member of the Department, or, in cases where you need input from an expert in another discipline, may be a member of another department of the University .
Support from the Graduate School
The Graduate School is the University of Reading's postgraduate research hub, based in a dedicated building on Whiteknights Campus. It provides advice, training, study facilities and professional development for all doctoral students at the University.
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 training programmes to help you develop academically and professionally.
Designed in partnership with Henley Business School, this programme is designed specifically for you to develop your skills in leadership.
You'll enhance your understanding, experience and practice of leading and have the opportunity to explore your own capabilities.
Preparing to Teach equips you with the teaching skills you'll need if you're considering a career as an academic.
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 additional 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 international students.
The University provides a number of support services for people who have accessibility or additional learning needs.