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For further detail and information on these topics, current students and staff may use the >> Handbook <<Link opens in a new window


PhD students can only apply for an extension in exceptional circumstances. The Doctoral CollegeLink opens in a new window provides guidelines on extension requests.


This is a weekly eventLink opens in a new window where both speakers and the audience consist of postgraduate students. The talks are normally on the speaker's research project or on a topic they may find particularly interesting. Talks are usually aimed at a general audience so it is not necessary to have any specific previous knowledge.

This also provides a valuable opportunity to enhance skills in communicating mathematics to a large group of people. Postgraduate students should expect to give at least one talk during their degree.
After the seminar, the speaker and audience members are invited to a FREE lunch where discussion may proceed in an informal fashion.


There are a large number of Seminars GroupsLink opens in a new window offering an opportunity for students to participate in both areas of their own research and that of others.


The Department regards teaching as a valuable part of the training of postgraduate students and specific training for teaching is provided. PhD students are eligible to apply for teaching assistant and supervisor roles.


Postgraduate students are encouraged to attend conferences subject to the approval of their supervisor. DTP funded students have an overall total of £2,000 for travel and conference fees as part of their EPSRC DTP support for the funded period of study. The Department will provide the same level of support for other students who have no government or sponsor support.

After discussing conference attendance with their supervisor, students approach the PGR team and the finance office for further information on the procedures.


PhD students are assigned a workspace (with desk and shelving) for their registration period. Workspace availability is limited and there is little scope for changing desks. Please do not move to another desk without consulting the Postgraduate Coordinator.


Postgraduate researchers (and research staff) at the University have access to the Wolfson Research Exchange, on floor 3 of the Main Library: this is a dedicated space for the Warwick researcher. The space has bookable rooms for events, with free video conferencing equipment and other facilities, as well as desks and meeting tables, sofas and supportive staff.

The Research Exchange’s website has a wealth of materials including “Research Match” where you can upload your profile details and find other researchers at the University of Warwick. You can find out about Warwick research community networks and events on the Research Exchange website, and look out for the PhD Life blog where Warwick PhD students write about their experiences: