Newcastle University Business School

Research Facilities and Support

Facilities and support

The Business School provides dedicated space for full-time PhD students, with individual work spaces and access to networked computers and printers. Many of the library services including databases and journals are accessible via the network.

PhD Study Area

Specific facilities available to PhD students also include the financial and economic database Datastream and an in-house library of financial reports for UK companies.

Students working at computer stations within the University

Newcastle University Library

You will have full access to the multi-award winning Newcastle University Library Services. It is the only University Library in the UK to have received the Charter Mark five times, and now hold the Customer Services Excellence award which replaced it.

While the library is open 24/7 during semester time, many of the library services including databases and journals that are accessible via the Newcastle University network.

Careers Support

As a postgraduate researcher, you will have access to Newcastle University’s awarding winning Careers Service. You can receive one-to-one support from a dedicated careers adviser and access resources and activities during your studies and up to three years after graduation.

The programme provides useful advice on managing the PhD process and writing a PhD thesis. We'll also give you an introduction to the philosophy of research and to various research methodologies.

To assist in your development, the Faculty offers two training courses for PhD students:

  • ‘Postgraduate Research Training and Researcher Development Programmes’ for first-year students.
  • ‘Programme Research Training and Researcher Development Programme’ for second and third years.

In addition to courses run by the Faculty, the Business School also offers in-house training. More specifically, two mandatory modules are taught. These modules are:

  • NBS 8554 Research Designs in Management and Business Studies
  • NBS 8556 Core Readings in Management and Business

Further details about each course will be available on arrival at the School. 

There also may be the possibility for you to undertake some teaching during your studies. You should discuss this with one of you with one of your supervisors. 

Before taking on any teaching, you must first complete the University’s Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE).