You will receive an induction to the University and the Centre. With your supervisor(s), you will begin an initial assessment of learning needs geared to your PhD e.g. research methods training. You will be introduced to relevant staff including your Personal Tutor and the Director of Graduate Studies.
You will experience monthly supervision if a full-time student and every two months if part-time. This is arranged via skype, telephone, or at the University according to your needs. In the first year, you will broaden your literature review and continue to work on your research proposal. You will also discuss progress regularly with your Personal Tutor.
Your progress will be reviewed on an annual basis and developmental needs identified. You will be initially registered on an MPhil and progression to the PhD will follow successful completion of an upgrade panel towards the end of your first year (full-time) and second year (part-time).
You will be provided with a pleasant PhD study room equipped with modern PCs, desks, and lockers.
You will be invited to attend and participate in the combined staff and student seminar programme. This provides a collegiate forum for sharing and discussing current topics and ideas.
You will be provided with suitable training and opportunities for teaching practice.
You will participate in the University's researcher development programme including: academic writing; literature review; research ethics and governance; developing your academic profile; impact and public engagement; project management; proof reading and editing; and viva (oral defence of thesis) preparation.
For more information visit the Doctoral College website.
You will be provided with facilities and support to realise your full potential including the extensive Library holdings and the Wolfson Research Exchange. There are many opportunities to organise your own workshops and reading groups, evening social events, cultural celebrations and more.
Find out more on the University's postgraduate webpages.