School supervision and support
You will have at least two supervisors who will support you throughout your studies. In addition, the school has two Postgraduate Research Tutors, a Disability Liaison Officer and a Welfare Officer who can provide additional support.
All students are entitled to 30 days’ annual leave a year, in addition to bank holidays and University closure days.
We fully support our students in taking maternity/paternity/adoption leave. For students whose funding body does not offer paid maternity leave, the school will fund 6 months of paid time off. Students can access the University’s Childcare Services on their return to studying.
Student Services provide a range of support and information to enhance your student experience. They are part of a comprehensive network of University services that include academic and disability support, counselling, financial support and childcare services.
Centre for English Language Education
Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, the University's Centre for English Language Education provides high-quality preparation and English language support, as well as a social programme for its students.
The Students' Union is an important source of support with their own Student Advice Centre and dedicated Postgraduate Officer.
Researcher Development Programme
Working closely with academic schools, the Graduate School's dedicated training team contribute to faculty-specific and doctoral training programmes. They deliver core training in line with the standards set out by the UK's major research funders through their researcher development programme.
The University provides a range of support and information to enhance your student experience.
You will have access to:
- academic and disability support
- childcare services
- counselling service
- financial support
- visa and immigration advice
- welfare support
English language courses
Our Centre for English Language Education offers presessional English courses to help develop your English and study skills.
The centre is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK, so you can be sure that the teaching and facilities are high-quality. You can also access free English language support alongside your academic course.
University of Nottingham Students’ Union represents all students. You can join the Postgraduate Students’ Network or speak to the dedicated Postgraduate Officer.
There are also a range of support networks, including groups for:
- international students
- black and minority ethnic students
- students with disabilities
- LGBT+ students
SU Advice provides free, independent and confidential advice on issues such as accommodation, financial and academic difficulties.
Researcher training and development
The Graduate School training and development programme empowers postgraduate students and early career research staff to develop the skills required in their research and future careers.