If you're involved in interdisciplinary projects or projects with an external partner, you may be supported by a supervisor from outside the University, and interact with a wider range of staff.
Academic support in the School
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.
Reading Researcher Development Programme
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 enhance your understanding, experience and practice of leading and have the opportunity to explore your own capabilities.
Preparing to teach
You'll develop knowledge on effective teaching and learning, how to assess students' work and how to provide feedback.
English language support
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.
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.
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