School supervision and support
In joining the School you will be joining a vibrant research community. You will have at least two supervisors who will support you throughout your studies. In addition, the School has two PGR 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. If you are unwell for a prolonged period of time then you can apply to ‘interrupt’ your studies and return when you are well again.
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 includes 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.