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Information for current research students

Welcome. A good first port of call is our Research Student Guide, which covers each step of the postgraduate research process, gives sources of information and guidance plus all the forms you need at each stage.

Training and development

At Barts and The London we ensure that our students receive the training opportunities set out by the Research Councils UK. The Doctoral College run PhD induction sessions once per term and there are regular workshops on a variety of topics. Information on PhD Student Induction as well as other events can be found on the Doctoral College Events pages. 
More about skills development and training for research students.

Travel Grant for PhD students and Postdocs

This scheme offers help with travel costs for postgraduate research students attending conferences or courses.

More information about the Travel Grant Programme.

Research Fund

The Research Fund is open to all research students in the College and is designed to support travel and other expenses (although not consumables and equipment) related to their doctoral studies. Applications to the Fund will be assessed by a Panel of senior colleagues from across the College .

The deadline for receipt are:

1 October
1 February
21 May

All applications should be submitted in the first instance to the Institute Director of Graduate Studies.

Looking for forms?

Code of practice

This Code of Practice provides a framework of procedures and practices to support research students and their supervisors:


There are regular events for research students, including Junk the Jargon and the annual 3 Minute Thesis contest in which researchers rise to the challenge of presenting their research in an interesting and engaging way in just three minutes. Information on PhD Student Induction as well as other events can be found on the Doctoral College Events pages. 

Doctoral College

The Doctoral College is here to support the life-cycle of PhD students at Queen Mary by working with both postgraduate research students and staff to support a thriving research community.
Follow the latest Doctoral College posts on the PhD blog.
Find Queen Mary's Doctoral College on Twitter: @DC_QMUL

Business Development Office

The Business Development Office works with QMUL academics and researchers to facilitate partnerships with businesses and other external organisations, through a range of mechanisms including collaborative research, contract research and consultancy.

Get in touch

If you are a current research student and you have any queries please get in touch.