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.
The University’s dedicated range of specialist support teams are here for you, whether you are on campus or studying remotely.
We also offer the Life Tools programme, a series of free talks designed by experts to help you take control of your personal and professional development.