The University is aware of the unique issues that affect research staff and is committed to providing dedicated support. We have a dedicated team employed to deliver support and resources required by researchers to help them excel in their research, and to facilitate their personal and professional growth.
Comprehensive training and development opportunities include:
and an innovative new Principal Investigator Development Programme. For more information on opportunities for development, please visit the Research Staff support website.
As well as generic research training the University also supports the funding of specialised training for specific areas of expertise. In addition, our Staff Development Unit ensure that training in other professional areas is also available.
A research degree can provide a route into an academic career. It can also open opportunities in commercial research and development, consultancy, or lead to your own business.
You can undertake research to contribute to knowledge of your subject, develop your employability by gaining project management and analysis skills, or work on projects with industrial partners. Your work involves the sustained and in-depth study of a specific topic, and the presentation of supervised research in the form of a thesis.
To complement our research programmes, we invest in our library and computing facilities as well as enhancing our research support to enable our postgraduates to meet to generate ideas, foster networks, develop new projects and socialize. Please visit the postgraduate webpages, for further information about all our research degrees plus details of funding, training, and life in Newcastle.