The Doctoral College is here to support the life cycle of postgraduate researchers at Queen Mary. We provide training and development opportunities for PGRs and support our thriving research community, with PGRs at its center.
Our training and development opportunities are designed to equip our PGRs with the skills they need to successfully undertake and complete their doctorates and we emphasise community through collaborative and networking opportunities to ensure our PGRs can prioritise their health and wellbeing.
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We work in partnerships with Schools, Institutes and professional services at Queen Mary to support the student journey, including:
The Research Degrees Office (RDO) provides an administrative service to research degree students in the Doctoral College and staff involved in their supervision.
The Queen Mary Careers and Enterprise team offers support for PGRs through both workshops and training opportunities and 1-1 careers consultant sessions.
We have dedicated PGR reps and sabbatical officers for Student Communities, working on supporting student voice through their representation process.
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The Doctoral College also provides events and alongside our wider professional and academic partners, which are tailored specifically to support our PGR students. These include:
Queen Mary's PGR Student Induction is open to all beginning PGR students. Inductions runs three times a year, once at the beginning of each semester. It is a chance for the Doctoral College to welcome you formally. You will be able to meet the Doctoral College Director as well as the faculties Deputy Deans for research and find out more about the life of a PGR student at Queen Mary and the training and support you can expect to receive.
Cohort training days provide specific researcher development training tailored to a specific year of PGR research. Not only will these help you to make the most out of your time as PGR student, but you will have the chance to meet, chat and work with fellow PGR students from different disciplines across Queen Mary.
These events are designed to further develop your research skills, foster conversations and collaborations between our research students and staff, and promote a cohesive and supportive PGR community.
Through all these activities, the Doctoral College aims to ensure the highest possible standards of research support and training for all of our PGR students, promoting cutting-edge doctoral research and ensuring our students are equipped with the skills they need to become successful independent researchers, whether in academia or beyond, when they complete their studies at Queen Mary.